Version: ORIGINAL CAST
Composer: Allwood, Peter
Audio CD (double)
Adapted from the Arthurian legends, PENDRAGON is a perfect showcase for Britain's National Youth Music Theatre, rich in young and uncomplicated talent. With music by Peter Allwood, and book and lyrics by Peter Allwood, Joanna Horton, Jeremy James Taylor and Frank Whately, the composers have focused on the difficulties and life's complexities faced by Arthur Pendragon in his journey from boy to man, despite the guidance of his mentor, the Merlin. There is action, the confronting of one's destiny, and the forces which threaten to overwhelm, explored through a drama full of movement, mystery and music.
PENDRAGON was first staged by The National Youth Music Theatre company at Horsham Arts Centre in 1994, following creative work-shops with members of the original cast. It was then performed at the Edinburgh Festival the
same year where the show won the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Hamada Edinburgh Festival Award. PENDRAGON has since been seen in Taipei, Hong Kong, London, New York and has just finished a week in Exeter and a week in Porthcurno before returning to London's Peacock Theatre for a short season in October this year.
A fantastical barnstorming exploration of the Arthurian legend.
We are delighted to present the award-winning show complete on 2 CDs.
Produced by John Yap and recorded in Digital Dolby Surround at Abbey Road