vocal & theatre

FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
Full-length stage musical – music and lyrics by Philip Godfrey, book by Timothy Knapman. Completed in 2016, this new musical is an adaptation of the much-loved novel by E. Nesbit. Full of catchy tunes, and playable by a cast of 10, it’s a funny, magical, warm-hearted and entertaining show.
Script and demo CD available for perusal.

CASANOVA

CASANOVA
full-length musical (produced Greenwich Playhouse, 2008)

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‘Philip Godfrey’s irresistible new musical...sheer joie-de-vivre, toe-tapping melodies and cheeky lyrics’ (The Stage)

PLAY ON
full-length musical (produced Cambridge 1986, 1990; prizewinner, Vivian Ellis prize 1990)

‘Musically distinguished...an original, quasi-operatic musical, dealing expressionistically with musical education and the generation gap...reminiscent in the intelligence of its book and its tuneful complexity of scoring of Sondheim’ (The Guardian)

HEARTS OF OAK
30-minute mini-musical (National Youth Music Theatre, 1990)

‘The composer-librettist bringing the skills of the 11-13-year old performers into focus was the superbly capable Philip Godfrey...his tunes were nothing if not singable' (The Independent).

THE STONE GUEST
One-act operetta, based on the ‘little tragedy’ by Pushkin; libretto by the composer.

Running time c.45 mins
Workshop performance, 2012

TWELFTH NIGHT
3 songs for any solo voice and piano: O Mistress Mine; Come Away, Come Away Death; When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy (William Shakespeare)

TWO LOVE DUETS
for mezzo-soprano, baritone & piano/organ (c.3 mins each):

The Secret (poem by John Clare) and A Betrothal (poem by E.J.Scovell)

Two romantic duets, each composed for a wedding.