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His Monkey Wife 1971 Original London Cast CD

His Monkey Wife 1971 Original London Cast CD with Aladdin - 1979 Original London Cast

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  • Format: CD
  • Artist: Bridget Armstrong, Roland Curram,Jonathan Elsom,Myvanwy Jenn, Sally Mates, June Ritchie, Robert Swann , Jeffrey Wickham
  • Composer: Sandy Wilson
  • Lyricist: Sandy Wilson
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Runtime: 78min
  • Cat Number: STAGE 9043
  • Barcode: 5055122190431
  • Release Date: 2oth Nov 2015

 In late 1970, noted British theatre composer Sandy Wilson ('The Boy Friend', 'Valmouth', 'Divorce Me, Darling') was commissioned to write a new musical for the Hampstead Theatre Club's 1971/1972 Christmas Season. The subject Wilson chose was John Collier's novel 'His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp' and the new musical 'His Monkey Wife' opened on December 20th 1971, running for 28 performances. Writing book, music and lyrics, Wilson's adaptation remained faithful to the Collier novel telling the story of Alfred Fatigay, an English schoolteacher who returns to England from the Upper Congo with Emily, a chimpanzee who resolves to educate herself and become a rival for Fatigay's hand from his pretentious fiancée Fern Flint. The cast included June Ritchie, Robert Swann and Bridget Armstrong.
Following the limited season at the Hampstead Theatre Club, 'His Monkey Wife' was considered for both a West End and Broadway transfer (producer David Merrick expressed a keen interest) but neither materialised.

Tracklist

1. Emily's Waltz
2. Home And Beauty And You
3. Marriage
4. In Boboma Tonight
5. Haverstock Hill
6. Don't Rush Me
7. Who Is She?
8. Dear Human Race
9. Leave It All To Smithers
10. Mad About Your Mind
11. His Monkey Wife
12. A Girl Like You
13. Doing The Chimpanzee
14. Live Like The Blessed Angels
15. His Monkey Wife (Reprise)
16. Who Is She? (reprise)
SELECTIONS FROM 'ALADDIN'
17. Aladdin
18. Hang-Chow
19. Tuang Kee Po
20. It Is Written In The Sands
21. There And Then
22. Song Of The Genie Of The Ring
23. Song Of The Genie Of The Lamp
24. Chopsticks
25. All I Did
26. Wicked
27. Life In The Laundry
28. Give Him The Old Kung Fu
29. Aladdin (Reprise)

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