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A Right Royal Cockney Christmas

15 Minute Musical, Series 7 Episode 1 of 6

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 25 December 2012

Let the music play on!

Beautifully crafted with astronomically high production values 15 Minute Musical does for your ears what chocolate does for your taste buds.

All in fifteen minutes!

Episode One: A Right Royal Cockney Christmas

Upstairs Downton with the Windsors and the Middletons.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Alex Tregear and Jess Robinson
Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick
Music by: Richie Webb
Music Production: Matt Katz
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

After a year's break 15 Minute Musical is itching to get it's musical teeth back into easily identifiable public figures and give them a West End Musical make-over. This fabricated, sugar-coated story is then told in an original, never heard before, bite-size musical that will have your toes tapping to the rhythm and shoulders shaking to the laughs.

In true West End style artistic licence is well and truly taken and stretched ridiculously as easily identifiable public figures are dressed up, gilded, fabricated and placed against the backdrop of a random period of history for sugar coated consumption. The stories are simple and engaging but the writing is razor-sharp allowing the audience to enjoy all the conventions of a musical (huge production numbers, tender ballads and emotional reprises) whilst we completely re-interpret events in major celebrities' lives. With over thirty musicals selling out in the West End night after night - the British public (and the Radio 4 audience) cannot get enough of them, therefore .

Winner of the Writers Guild of Great Britain Radio Comedy Award this series is a seasonal treat at 1815 over the Christmas week.


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