I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Thursday, 10 April 2008

ALAIN BOUBLIL & CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG



As a member of Mercury Musical Developments I was lucky enough to be invited to a very special evening with Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg in an interview with George Stiles. Boublil and Schönberg wrote Les Miserábles, Martin Guerre and Miss Saigon. They also wrote the book of Marguerite, with music by Michel Legrand, which is about to open at the Haymarket Theatre (if you click on the title of this blog it will take you to the Haymarket Theatre site where you can learn more about the show). Listening to them talk about the way they met and the years they have worked together I was astonished to find that they lacked the cynicism of so many successful writers. They spoke with a passion about their work, which was almost palpable. At the end of the talk Georgina Bexon, who runs MMD, introduced me to them and told them about POSSESSED. They both really liked the subject of our musical and Claude-Michel asked to hear our songs. I left The Actors Centre that night feeling as if I had touched greatness!

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