King's Head Theatre proposed productions and events records

Scope and Content

This series contains files regarding productions and events that did not happen. The files listed contain materials indicating a serious level of interest in getting the production or event onstage, for example a signed contract.

The collection gift had contained a number of unsolicited scripts. As these files contained no evidence that the King’s Head intended to develop the proposal, these have been disposed of. For reference a list of the files disposed of is given below:

  • - AC/DC by Heathcote Williams
  • - Ace of Clubs - Alfie by Bill Naughton; Book and lyrics by Eden Phillips, Music by John Cameron
  • - All on Her Own by Terence Rattigan
  • - Am I Living in a Box , a Cardboard Box? By Michael Ellis
  • - Amongst Barbarians by Michael Wall
  • - Anna Karenina by Tolstoy:Book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, Music by Dan Levine
  • - Apocalypse II by Steve Lane
  • - Ariel: Poems by Sylvia Plath
  • - The Asian Monologue by Krishen Copengara
  • - The Astonished Heart by Noel Coward
  • - Baby Blue by Mary Stewart-David
  • - Beach Radio;Book and Lyrics by Drey Shepperd, Music by Gerard Kenny
  • - Bedside Manners by Derek Benfield
  • - Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: Text and Format by Gene Lerner, Music Weill, Lyrics by various writers
  • - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered The Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart; Book by John Kane
  • - Bill and Mary by Billie Brown
  • - Bittersuite: Music by Elliot Weiss, Lyrics by Michael Champagne
  • - Blasted, Shafted and Totally Buggered: Author unknown
  • - Blood Money by the Heather Brothers
  • - The Blue Angel by Andrew Sinclair adapted from the screen play by Josef von Sternberg
  • - Bob’s Your Uncle by Austin Melford, Lyrics by Frank Eyton, Music by Noel Gay
  • - The Bomb Man by D J Rapson
  • - Boy Meets Boy by Bill Solly and Donald Ward, Music and Lyrics by Bill Solly
  • - Brothers by George Sibbald
  • - Buddy’s Song by Nigel Hinton
  • - Bumpy Ride by Nick Bromley and Jim Osborne
  • - Bye Bye Billie Bluse by Anthony Khaseria
  • - Cabaret :Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
  • - Call Me Don’t by Jonathan Myerson and Terry Theriot
  • - Carmen Negra; Book and Lyrics by Stewart Trotter, Score by Callum McLeod based on Bizet’s Carmen
  • - Charlie’s Angel by Jonathan Markwood, based on an idea devised by Helen Goldwyn and Jonathan Markwood
  • - Chess by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • - Chu Chin Chow by Oscar Asche, Music by Frederic Norton
  • - Codename Aquarius :Author unknown
  • - Cold Sweat by Neal Bell
  • - A Community of Two by Jerome Chodorov
  • - Cuteye by Steven K Wilson
  • - Darling You Were Marvellous by Steven Berkoff
  • - Dauntless Dick Deadeye or Oh, Euphemism! Oh, D-mn! A revised version of H M S Pinafore; Music Arthur Sullivan, Libretto W S Gilbert, revised Libretto by Herbert Appleman
  • - Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber
  • - Dear Diary by Gary Jones
  • - Dear Father Christmas by Giles Andreae, Music by Simon Bass
  • - The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan
  • - Deirdre of the Sorrows by J M Synge
  • - The Disintegration of Della Longstreet by Norman Beim
  • - Doc Faust! by Philip Goulding and Kate Edgar
  • - Don Juan translated by Simon Nye
  • - Dover Beach / Shootout (Double Exposure) by Carl Morse
  • - Dragula by Dominic Symonds
  • - Dream makers; Book and Lyrics by Warner Brown, Music by Michael Reed
  • - (The Play of) Ebenezer Le Page by Anthony Wilkinson from the Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G B Edwards
  • - The Edible Woman by Dave Carley based on The Edible Woman by Margaret Attwood
  • - Ego by Carl Djerassi - Elergy for a Lady by Arthur Miller
  • - Enchanted; Words and Music by Ian McFarlane
  • - Epitaph for George Dillon by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton
  • - Escape from Pterodactyl Island ; Book and Lyrics by Peter Morris, Music by Michael Jeffrey ,conceived by Phillip George and Peter Morris
  • - Excess Baggage by the Heather Brothers
  • - Fast Friends by R D Weightman
  • - Fauntleroy by Steven Markwick based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • - Fighting the Gorilla by Charles Higham
  • - The Flamekeeper Author unknown
  • - Forget-Me-Not Lane by Peter Nichols
  • - The Gallant John-Joe by Tom Mac Intyre
  • - Gamebox ; Book and Lyrics by Ralph Syd, Music by Cliff Masterson
  • - Game On by Bernadette Andrews
  • - Gangster Apparel by Richard Vetere
  • - The Gardens Of Frau Hess by Milton Frederick Marcus
  • - Gee, Mr Porter; Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Warner Brown
  • - Georgia by Jill Shearer (inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe)
  • - Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein by Marty Martin
  • - A Girl Called Jo;Music by John Pritchett, Book and Lyrics by Peter Myers, Alec Grahame and David Climie based on Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa M Alcott
  • - Going Dark by Andrew Livingston and Guy Hassan
  • - Going Once by Leon Parris
  • - The Golly by Cheryl Moskowitz
  • - Grace Among the Christians by Luke Devenish
  • - The Great Hunger by Tom MacIntyre
  • - Gutter Press by James Richards and Fergal O’Mahony
  • - Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  • - Hard Times by Christopher Tookey and Hugh Thomas from Charles Dickens
  • - Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
  • - Hell Hath Fury by Gary Jones
  • - Hello Dolly; Book by Michael Stewart, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
  • - Hercules; Music by Will Barnett, Book and Lyrics by Will Barnett and Adam James
  • - Hometown Honey by Herbert Appleman adapted from Rambling Rose by Clader Willingham
  • - How’s Bernard? by James Scott
  • - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser based on How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead
  • - I Can’t Remember Anything by Arthur Miller
  • - I Love You Madam President; Music and Lyrics by Phyllis Lynd, Book by Martha Kearns and Phyllis Lynd, additional dialogue by Scott Tobin and Soir Aniroc
  • - Imagine by Terrylene Theriot
  • - In the Town Where I was Born by David Balfe
  • - Jihad:The Musical (Author unknown)
  • - Joe Orton’s Last Laugh by Robert Eddison and Robert Carter
  • - Kennedy The Thousand Days by John Timperley and Richard Storry
  • - Killing Time by Christopher Littlewood
  • - Kingdom Come by Roy Kendall
  • - Kingdom of Earth by Tennessee Williams
  • - The Lab (Or How the Curies might have Discovered Radium) a translation by Michael Johnson and Laurie Maguire of Les Palmes de M. Schutz by Jean-Noel Fenwick
  • - Lady be Good, Book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Music by George Gershwin
  • - Lady Frederick by Somerset Maugham
  • - Lager by Owen Christopher Keenan and Michael J Williams
  • - Les Enfants du Paradis: Book and Lyrics by Angela Richards, Music by Michael Reed (musical version of the film by Marcel Carné and Jacques Prévert)
  • - A Lesson to Forgive by Tom Minter
  • - Like Love; Book/Lyrics by Barry Jay Kaplan, Music by Lewis Flinn
  • - Little Lord by Steven Markwick based on Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • - Love A La Russe by Shirley Cooklin based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant
  • - Love in a Cardboard Box by Gillian Plowman
  • - Love in a Cold Climate by Eden Phillips and Julian Slade adapted by them from the novel by Nancy Mitford
  • - Love Letter by A R Gurney
  • - Mame; Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • - Manhattan Cocktail by John Guerrasio
  • - Mario Fratti; 14 plays
  • - Messiah Comes to Town by Patrick Appleford
  • - Mother’s Little Murderer by Lance Peters
  • - Muscles; Book and Lyrics by Alec Reid, Music by John Telfer
  • - My Sister Eileen by Ruth McKenney
  • - Nessie the Musical by Alexander S Bermange
  • - Never the Same Rhyme Twice by Rooster Mitchell
  • - New York Stand Up Comedy (Manhattan’s top comedy performers)
  • - Nobody likes Stephen Sondheim West of Tenth Avenue by George Sibbald
  • - No Network by Alex Duval Smith
  • - No One’s Died Laughing by Pieter-Dirk Uys
  • - North Atlantic; Book and Lyrics by Michael Colby, Music and Lyrics by James Fradrich
  • - Nosey Parker by Leslie Frewin
  • - Nude with Violin by Noel Coward
  • - Oedipus- Ring Your Mother; Book and Lyrics by Bruce Montague, Music by Kenny Clayton
  • - O.Henry’s Lovers: Book and Lyrics by Joe Dipietro, Music by Michael Valenti, (adapted from three short stories by O. Henry)
  • - The Old Curiosity Shop by Gawen Robinson and Stephen Robinson based on the book by Charles Dickens
  • - Treble Chance by Gary Jones
  • - One Glass Wall by Danusia Iwaszko
  • - On the Avenue; Words and Music by Irving Berlin
  • - Orford St. John; seven plays and monologues
  • - Orlandus by Dean Strober inspired by the life of Orlandus Wilson and the Golden Gate Quintet
  • - Oscar by Peter G Williams based on events in the life of Oscar Wilde
  • - Overruled (Author unknown)
  • - Panama Hattie; Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Herbert Fields and B G Desylva
  • - Pandemonium; Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Toksvig, Music by David Perkins
  • - Patio by Jack Heifner
  • - Peppermint Icecream by David Laydon
  • - Picnic on Vesuvius by Michael Church and Betty Tadman
  • - Pippen; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Original Book by Roger O Hirson, New Book by Paul Alexander
  • - Prick by Carl Djerassi
  • - Prince and Pauper (author unknown)
  • - The Private Ear by Peter Shaffer
  • - Promises, Promises; Book by Neil Simon, Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David based on the screenplay The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I A L Diamond
  • - Pure Farce; two plays by Georges Feydeau (A Night to Remember and The Purging) adapted by Peter Barne
  • - Ragtime and Again with Max Morath by Max Morath
  • - Rand’s McVets (author unknown)
  • - The Relationship by Dominic King
  • - The Resurrection of Grudge by Tony McNamara
  • - Retardo by N Brown
  • - Richard’s Guests by Kaj Himmulstrup
  • - Ripping Yarns! By Michael Palin and Terry Jones, Stage Adaptation by Michael Gyngell
  • - Salsa Saved the Girls by Rose Martula
  • - Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade
  • - Sammy by Femi Elufowoju Jr (based on Sammy Davis Jr)
  • - The Scapegoat by John Lucarotti
  • - The Secret Life, Book and Lyrics by Warner Brown
  • - Seduced by Michael Kingsbury
  • - Shake Hands with the Devil by Bryan MacDonald based on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • - Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s by Tim Heath after Arthur Conan Doyle
  • - Side Show, Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Henry Kreiger
  • - Sin City Fables: an Evening of Stories and Songs, Stories by Alfa-Betty Olsen and Marshall Efron, Songs by Fran Landesman (Lyrics) and Simon Wallace (Music) based on the book Sin City Fables by Alfa-Betty Olsen and Marshall Efron
  • - Skylight by David Hare
  • - Sleaze by John Kane
  • - Smiling Through on the Home Front, Book by Keith Myers, Music by Nick Graham
  • - The Snark and How to Hunt it, Book and Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and Frank Lazarus, Music by Frank Lazarus, based on The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
  • - Spangled Glory Boys by Edith Groz
  • - Square in the Pocket by Roger Thomas, based on the diaries of Greg Mitchell
  • - Stage Door by George S Kaufman and Edna Ferber
  • - The Suitcase by Claire Greenwood
  • - Swansong by Patrick Page
  • - A Tale of Two Cities, book by Joseph P McDonald, Music and Lyrics by Robert Hoover, adapted from Charles Dickens
  • - A Terrible Saint by Herbert Appleman, suggested by events in the life of Count Lev Tolstoy
  • - The Thimbleful (or Oh, My Dear Mags!) by Angela Cheyne
  • - 1348 by Tom Dulack
  • - Thom and Sally, Book, Music and Lyrics by Gil Perlroth
  • - Three Castles by Roy Kendall
  • - Three Gulls in Uncle’s Orchard by Anthony Wilkinson
  • - The Time Machine, Adaptations and Lyrics by R Wright Campbell, Music by Brian Bennett, adapted from H G Wells
  • - To Have and to Hold Onto by Fiona Mountford
  • - Torchbearers by Lin Marsh and Wendy Cook
  • - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and George Abbott, Music by Arthur Schwartz, Lyrics by Doris Fields, based on the novel by Betty Smith
  • - Trivial Pursuits: The Special Re-mix of the Missing Edition by Michael Ellis
  • - Tropical Tree by Yukio Mishima, Translated by Eiji Mihara
  • - Tune the Grand Up: The Showtunes of Jerry Herman, Conceived by Paul Gilger
  • - Ulysses; A Musical Odyssey by Laurence Roman
  • - The Unvarnished Truth by Royce Ryton
  • - Up is There, Book by Neil Goldman, David Owen-Bell and Rowena Goldman, Music and Lyrics by Neil Goldman and Rowena Goldman
  • - Valium Fasten Your Seatbelts; Music by Adrian Cross, Book and Lyrics by Simon Haynes, additional Lyrics Adrian Cross
  • - The Very Thought of You by Tony Staveacre (songs and souvenirs of Al Bowlly)
  • - The Water Babies; Words and Music by Vivian Ellis adapted from Charles Kingsley
  • - Waving Through the Window by Roger Thomas
  • - The Wedding Party by Judith Herzberg
  • - What are Friends For? By Leonard Gross
  • - What Makes Sammy Run?; Book by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg, Music and Lyrics by Ervin Drake
  • - The White Mountain; Book and Lyrics by Jonathan Neale, music by Michael Szpakowski
  • - Whom do I Have the Honour of Addressing? By Peter Shaffer
  • - Widows Peak by Stewart Permutt
  • - The Winds of Fashioning Time by Danny Eaton
  • - Wings of Desire conceived by Nicky Hinkley
  • - Without Apologies by Thom Thomas
  • - The Wizard of Oz; Words by E Y Harburg, Music by Harold Arlen
  • - When Movies were Movies by Keith Myers, Musical arrangements by Dean Austin
  • - Working the Illusion by Steve Newcombe
  • - Woza Albert! By Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon
  • - The Wright Decision by Harry Atkinson
  • - Yee-Haw The Cowboy Cavalcade by Shrubshall and Free

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