Capp' is an exuberant musical, with a delightful score by Alan Price and
Trevor Peacock. The show conjures up the timeless dream world of work-shy, beer-swilling "Andy Capp", known the world over from Reg
Smythe's long running cartoon strip in the Daily Mirror.
The story is essentially a narrative setting an upcoming wedding (of Raquel and Elvis) against the ongoing fracas in Andy and
Flo's household. The musical adaptation is a faithful evocation of the cartoon, full of mother-in-law jokes, drunken escapades, big-bosomed, mini-skirted women wielding rolling pins and paunchy, cloth-capped men stomping around in boots.
'Andy Capp' opened in June 1982 at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre starring Tom Courtenay
as Andy, Val McLane as Flo, John Bardon as Chalkie and Alan Price as Geordie. The production transferred to
London's Aldwych Theatre in September 1982 where it ran for 120 performances.
'Andy Capp' won positive reviews from the critics and was nominated for
Best Musical at the 1982 Olivier Awards (then the S.W.E.T. Awards).
The Original London Cast album, recorded in October 1982, makes its debut on CD and has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
DATE: MARCH 31st, 2014
CATALOGUE #: STAGE 9034
tracks licensed from Jarrow Music.
1. ON MY STREET - Alan Price
2. WE'RE WAITING - The Company
3. GOOD EVENING - The Company
4. I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF - Tom Courtenay, The Company
5. GOOD OLD LEGS - Tom Courtenay, John Bardon
6. I HAVE A DREAM - Nicky Croydon, Michael Mueller
7. OH GAWD, MEN... BEASTS! - Vivienne Ross
8. POINTS OF VIEW - The Company
9. SPEND, SPEND, SPEND - Val McLane, Judith Barker, Nicky Croydon
10. DON'T TELL ME THAT AGAIN - Tom Courtenay, Val McLane
11. FROZEN MOMENTS - Alan Price
12. ON MY STREET (REPRISE) - Alan Price
13. I COULD NOT HAVE DREAMED HIM - Nicky Croydon
14. GOIN' TO BARCELONA - Vivienne Ross
15. TIME HEALS - Alan Price
16. HERMIONE - Tom Courtenay
17. WHEN YOU'VE LIVED IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE - Val McLane
18. MR. SCRIMMETT - Robert Vahey
19. THE TROUBLE WITH PEOPLE - Tom Courtenay, Alan Price
20. IT'S BETTER TO BE IN SIMPLE HARMONY - The Company
21. THE WEDDING - The Company
22. I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF (REPRISE) Tom Courtenay
RECORDED AT POINT RECORDING STUDIOS - OCTOBER 1982