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Penelope Thwaites: Ride! Ride!


Catalogue No: SOMMCD 017
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Number of Discs: 1
EAN/UPC: 748871201729
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Liner Notes

New Concert Version of the Musical

SOMMCD 017 – The new concert version of the Thornhill/Thwaites musical “Ride! Ride!”. With witty dialogue and a memorable score, the musical is based on the true story of eighteen-year-old Martha Thompson’s incarceration in Bedlam. Spectacular and great fun!

Keith Michell as John Wesley
Book & Lyrics by Alan Thornhill
Music by Penelope Thwaites
Catherine Harvey, Della Jones, Stephen Varcoe, Bruce Graham, Maureen Keetch
Sharon-Elizabeth Ellis, Mark Brummitt & Company

Overture 1, He’s Just a Little Man, Riding Song 1, London Town, The Garden of England, Say What You Mean, The Traveller’s Blessing, and many other unforgettable songs.

“One of the most astonishing theatrical events we are likely to see this year” -Guardian critic on the occasion of the musical’s opening in 1976 in London’s Westminster Theatre.

On This Recording

  1. Overture (Orchestra)
Act I
  1. Have you heard? (Burgoyne Fish, Mrs. Whitehead, Company)
  2. He’s Just a little man (Martha, Mrs. Whitehead, Burgoyne Fish, Company)
  3. Riding Song 1 (Wesley, Company)
  4. Deep in the Blackness (Mrs. Whitehead)
  5. London Street Cries (Audrey & Soloists)
  6. London Town (Audrey, Sam, Company)
  7. Strange City (Martha)
  8. The Lord Jehovah Reigns (The Company)
  9. The Whole Wide World is my Parish (Wesley)
  10. Audrey’s Conversion (John Wesley, Audrey, Company)
  11. The Garden of England (The Rev. Henry Hobart)
  12. Why me? (Martha)
Act II
  1. Overture 2 (Charles, Wesley)
  2. He knows my name (Martha & Women’s Company)
  3. Enthusiasm (The Rev. Henry Hobart, Dr. Crankshaw, Mrs. Crankshaw)
  4. A Nice Little Change of Air (Mrs. Crankshaw, The Rev. Henry Hobart, Dr. Crankshaw)
  5. Say what you mean (Wesley, Will, Company)
  6. One by one (Charles)
  7. Let the enemies of the Lord (Will, Company)
  8. Everyone is Needed (Soloists, Martha, Audrey)
  9. What Thou Hast Done (Wesley)
  10. Riding Song 2 (Charles)
  11. The Travellers’ Blessing (Mrs. Whitehead, Company)
  12. Ride Out (Orchestra)