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The Ivor Novello Story

27th - 28th May 2016
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In this wonderful script by John Cairney, Scottish writer, actor, painter and raconteur, Ivor Novello’s story and songs are brought to life by an actor, two singers and a pianist. Prepare yourself for nostalgia, romance and showbiz glamour, and a homeward journey humming tunes you thought you’d forgotten!


“a fascinating script, and brought to life for us with much thought and skill.”


Ivor Novello was a man of the theatre above all else, and only in the theatre was his kind of magic felt to its best effect. He was a musician of real worth, brilliantly capturing the ease and diffident charm of the world between the wars. The songs he wrote are certainly not forgotten…. Waltz of My Heart, Some Day My Heart Will Awake, Keep The Home Fires Burning, We’ll Gather Lilacs…….


With period chic and atmosphere, The Ivor Novello Story is a delight for ear and eye. They captivated and charmed us with a warm and witty account of Ivor Novello’s glamorous life, into which they wove his songs, like threads of gold.”


Not only was he a composer of lavish musical plays, he was a film star appearing in two Hitchcock films, and a Hollywood screenwriter, recognised as coming up with the immortal phrase, “Me Tarzan, you Jane.”


“magnificent presentation”         “a most delightful and memorable performance!”


Performed by James Dinsmore, Daisy Henderson, Elizabeth McCormack and Bill Kean