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
tracks licensed from Jarrow Music.
1. ON MY STREET Alan Price
2. WERE WAITING The Company
3. GOOD EVENING The Company
4. I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF Tom Courtenay, The Company [LISTEN]
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 [LISTEN]
10. DONT TELL ME THAT AGAIN Tom Courtenay, Val McLane
11. FROZEN MOMENTS Alan Price [LISTEN]
12. ON MY STREET (REPRISE) Alan Price
13. I COULD NOT HAVE DREAMED HIM Nicky Croydon [LISTEN]
14. GOIN TO BARCELONA Vivienne Ross
15. TIME HEALS Alan Price
16. HERMIONE Tom Courtenay
17. WHEN YOUVE LIVED IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE Val McLane
18. MR. SCRIMMETT Robert Vahey
19. THE TROUBLE WITH PEOPLE Tom Courtenay, Alan Price
20. ITS BETTER TO BE IN SIMPLE HARMONY The Company [LISTEN]
21. THE WEDDING The Company
22. I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF (REPRISE) Tom Courtenay
RECORDED AT POINT RECORDING STUDIOS - OCTOBER 1982
GUARANTEED IN STOCK