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COMRADE ROCKSTAR

Book and Lyrics by Julian Woolford            Music by Richard John

BUT FOR ME THERE'S A WORLD OUT THERE...


BACKGROUND

Comrade Rockstar is a musical based on the life of Dean Reed, the Soviet Elvis.

Reed was an American who defected to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War to become the biggest star behind the Iron Curtain, only to see his life and dreams collapse as Perestroika crumbled the Eastern Bloc.

The musical had a private workshop in autumn 2007 at Arts Educational School, London.

Listen to a demo of Smallville Colorado.

READING HELD IN LONDON

 A full-reading took place in February 2012 with a cast including West End stars Ben Goddard, Rosie Ashe, Issy Van Randwyck, Katie Secombe, Kajsa Hummerlund and Gemma Sutton.

SONGS CHOSEN FOR AMERICAN NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

Two songs from Comrade Rockstar have been chosen for the New Works Festival in Delaware USA, produced by Clear Space Productions.

Each year, Clear Space's Festival includes a concert of songs from new musicals by emerging writers.

The two songs chosen are Smalliville Colorado and Don't Go. Smallville Colorado was the song Carl Au chose when he won the Sondheim Student Performer of the year - Don't Go will get it's first public performance at the Festival. The concert this year is to be held on 13 November. If you are in Delaware then go along. You can find more information here.