Over many years I have written or directed plays and musicals in the schools I taught in.
When I produced “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 1973, it had just started showing in the West End, so I wrote to the producer and got permission to do two showings of it at Brampton Manor school!
“Chess Game” c.1981, believe it or not, was actually written by me before the musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber & Time Rice had even appeared in the West End! Unfortunately, The original tape recording of students at Cumberland School in Plaistow has been damaged beyond repair. However, below are some excerpts of the songs which I wrote as sung by students at Cumberland.
“Karen” (a 1999 production about The Carpenters) & “Resurrection” were Lister School productions.
“Chess Game” Songs at Cumberland School (c. 1982)
“Jesus Christ Superstar” at Brampton Manor School in Newham