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Days Of Hope Fantasy/Adventure View Details Compare
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DAYS OF HOPE is set in Spain in 1939, in the dying moments of the Spanish Civil War. The story begins with a family celebrating the marriage of the daughter, Sofia, to an English volunteer, but the wedding meal is tinged with anger at Franco and his fascists. The family’s plan to flee to England is made harder as, over the course of the evening, various visitors bring different perspectives upon their condemnation of Franco, of Mussolini and Hitler for their intervention, and of Britain’s non-intervention. The family ends up being torn apart, trying to decide whether to flee or stay and fight…

“… he does have a unique way of charming us with expected and predictable rhyming verses. But it is indeed his music which stands out; with its mix of hypnotic rhythm and melancholic nostalgia it is very easy on the ear.” One Stop Arts (Joe Crystal) 15 October 2013

Dreaming, The Fantasy/Adventure View Details Compare
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Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, THE DREAMING  is another successful collaboration between Goodall and writer Charles Hart.  It translates the original play into a pre-WWI West Country idyll, where a small community moves between village and magical woodland in a score that is fuelled by English folk and choral traditions.

“Tim Rice once said that you need at least ten great numbers to make a successful musical. You more or less have those by the interval in this show.” Daily Mail (Michael Coveney), 2002

Girlfriends Comedy/Satire; Drama View Details Compare
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GIRLFRIENDS is set in Norfolk in 1941 and takes a heartfelt look at the many issues faced by the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in the Second World War.

“It’s the most inspiring musical revival of the year... largely due to the emotional force of Goodall’s yearning, aching melodies that float and linger in the air and memory.  Goodall’s music is so exhilaratingly good at establishing its atmosphere of nervous anxiety and simmering personal tensions on a World War II air force base” The Stage Reviews, Mark Shenton

Kissing-Dance, The Comedy/Satire View Details Compare
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Based on Oliver Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer, THE KISSING-DANCE is a tale of match-making, mischief and misunderstanding, dished out with a good helping of disguise and deceit…

“There is a freshness about the piece, which treats Goldsmith's original with grace and wit, that is enormously appealing. For all the comic absurdities of the plot, this is that rare beast: a genuinely intelligent musical that is performed with evident pleasure by its largely young cast.” The Guardian (Lyn Gardner), 28 March 2011

Silas Marner Drama View Details Compare
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SILAS MARNER is a musical adaption of the George Eliot novel of the trials and tribulations of a miserly weaver, set amidst the stirrings of the Industrial Revolution. 

“Silas is a curious but undeniably effective hybrid of an opera, musical, church parable and even Baroque passion.  What strikes you first is its sheer melodiousness.  Goodall manages to turn out one thumping good tune after another…  The melodies are strong, singable and hummable, but never trite.”  The Times on the concert performance of SILAS MARNER at the Salisbury Festival in September 1993.

Winter's Tale, A Drama View Details Compare
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A WINTER’S TALE is Goodall’s musical take on the play by William Shakespeare.  The 2012 production at the Landor Theatre won the Off West End Theatre Award for Best New Musical.

‘Like The Dreaming the show was written specifically for young people to perform, but stands up beautifully now for a more experienced cast, too, and yields darker, richer musical and dramatic colours in the process. It’s very typical of the composer - to my mind (and ears) the best contemporary British composer of musicals we have - to take a problem play and turn it into a glorious opportunity.’ The Stage (Mark Shenton), 13 November 2012

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