ALBION FORLORN

Albion Forlorn 29x29mm

Albion Forlorn satirically charts the progress of a young boy as he encounters the fractured dreams, disillusionment and twisted mores of a disjointed 21st century Britain. Tom Blackmore's vision of a modern wasteland where the dispossessed cling to the rites and songs of a bankrupt me-generation is vividly illustrated by Sue Casson’s powerful melodies and razor-sharp lyrics.

The follies and lost ideals of a society more broken than our politicians understand are skewered one by one in this scorching yet tender rhapsody on a disconnected present and an uncertain future.

'The best of the songs are ironic blues numbers in the mode of Cole Porter, as Casson totes up and accepts the costs of loving an expensive man, resignedly acknowledges the way the fulfilment of all your life's dreams just makes you aware that things can never get any better, or mourns the dead with quiet and moving dignity.'

 

THE STAGE

'Tender and melodic…..

 

......talented and powerful'

 

THREE WEEKS

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conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore

music  & lyrics by Sue Casson

additional lyrics Simon Rae

 

 

Lily Blackmore

Robert Blackmore

Sue Casson

Chris Littleboy

Rebecca Morton

 

choreographer  Sarah Morton

'A torch song for the state we're in'

Albion Forlorn premiered at C Aquila as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe playing from 1st - 26th August

robert chris piano

'Thoughtful, clever and wistful but never maudlin! Slyly amusing with a lot going on'

 

MUSICALTALK

For You

 

Casson and the two girls produce very tight three part female harmonies. 

 

BROADWAY BABY

Albion Forlorn is a production which has a lot to say about today’s society

 

BROADWAY BABY

Banker  Man I dreamed a dream with piano Even tho plus pianist Robert 2

Photos of Albion by Sarah Morton

English Cabaret 1a

2013