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Windrush the Musical

Posted on the 28 April 2018 by Doggone

I've written about Big Life before, but now that Windrush is in the news I have to talk about it in the hope someone sees this and decides to produce it.Big LifeYou can hear the play here at the BBC. The script is available it's ISBN 978-1840024418.
I never saw this on stage, but there is an archived version of the radio production of the musical. It combines Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost with the story of the Windrush immigrants, which is now something in the news. I heard that this was a popular musical, yet it didn't have the long run of something by Cameron Mackintosh or Andrew Lloyd Weber. Maybe because it's about Windrush.
It opened in 2004 at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and then moved to West End's Apollo Theatre in 2005.
Anyway, I hope someone sees this copy of the script (the book is a copy of the script) and decides to publicise this play. It is a play which should have had more exposure. I think it really needs the exposure now that Windrush is in the news.

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