Sue Casson is a writer of music and lyrics, and a singer of songs. Her music has been played on BBC radios 2, 3 and 4, (though not yet 1!) LBC and on national and regional BBC and SKY TV. It has also been recorded for CD, and performed on stages up and down this country as well as in Europe and New York.
Her musical Two Tigers was shortlisted for the Vivian Ellis Prize, and she went on to write the widely acclaimed chamber musical The Happy Prince, based on Oscar Wilde’s fable. The political revue Requiem, a collaboration with
poet Simon Rae, was also well received and her most recent piece, Dreams of Peace & Freedom, a song cycle for 3 female voices, was performed last year in Nuremberg, Oxford and the Palace of Westminster.
With Tom Blackmore she founded English Cabaret 5 years ago to provide a platform for their work onstage in shows
and cabaret, and increasingly online. This year, looking towards the significant anniversaries of Nuremberg
and the European Convention on Human Rights in 2020, they’ll be filming, and recording Dreams of Peace & Freedom
to accompany a new solo show, working title Beachcomber
hands on supporter of creativity in the young. Her work has lead to a number of long standing creative partnerships.
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Sue Casson & The Brannick Academy
how a decade of Chiddingstone Castle cabaret spawned 2 CDs and
a cabaret sensation.
Collaborations with Simon Rae
what happened when a songwriter met a poet
Nurturing young creativity
from CBBC to facilitating show writing in schools
The voice at The British Library
a woman, a piano...
'a perfect marriage of words
and music' MusicalTalk
'witty lyrics and soaring
melodies' Big Issue
'delicate and uplifting'
'Strikingly beautiful melody'
'Casson produces that rare thing – a well-written new musical. She also turns in a neat performance as Chorus with her assured vocals doing this challenging score justice.'