The Mercury Workshop Musical Revue (1994)

Synopsis The Production Reviews


Musical revue devised (with Kit Hesketh-Harvey) and directed by Julia McKenzie.

It is a charming little showcase of new musical talent: some 20 sardonic, topical songs by a variety of writers and composers, interspersed with mini-sketches.

Sarah Hemming, The Independent

The Production

The Mercury Workshop Musical Revue ran during December 1994 at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Janie Dee, Clive Carter, Angela Richards, and Steven Pacey

Director Julia McKenzie
Devised Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Musical Director/Piano Mark Warman
Double Bass Steve McManus
Lighting Howard Harrison

This section is pieced together from a collection of sources, and does not represent the order of performance. Further information about this show would be greatly appreciated.

Title Sung by Music Lyrics
Jump Janie Dee and Steven Pacey
Cathy Shostak Mary Stewart-David
Community Care Eric Angus, additional music by Cathy Shostak Iain Halstead
Check-out Lil
I Never Knew

Other composers involved include: Laurence Phillips, George Stiles, Alan Fleming-Baird and Andy Small.


21 December 1994 The Independent Sarah Hemming no rating
December 1994 The Guardian Michael Billington
December 1994 The Stage

Copies of the articles from The Guardian and The Stage are not available, at this time. Cathy Shostack quotes the following on her website:

“… highly enjoyable, deftly presented two hour show”

Michael Billington, The Guardian

“… the real stars [of the show] were the writers, too many to mention, but all deserving credit.”

The Stage

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