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, has been performed in Nuremberg, Oxford and the Palace of Westminster and is now at the heart of

The Human's in the Telling a commemoration project for 2020.

 

With Tom Blackmore she founded English Cabaret to provide a platform for their work onstage in shows

and cabaret, and increasingly online. This year, which marks the joint anniversaries of the opening of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, and the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights, theyhave produced a podcast and a new recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom the soundtrack to their film The Human's in the Telling to be released, along with an ebook, which Casson has co-compiled, in October 2020.

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As a voice-over artist, she has a long association with The British Library, and is also an occasional actor and a keen,

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

Theatre credits

The voice at The British Library

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SONGS

SHOWS

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'Excellent songs'

Daily Information

'a perfect marriage of words

and music'  MusicalTalk

'witty lyrics and soaring

melodies'  Big Issue

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'delicate and uplifting'

Three Weeks 

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'Strikingly beautiful melody'

Broadway Baby

 

'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.'

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