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.'
'Tender and melodic…..
......talented and powerful'
conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore
music & lyrics by Sue Casson
additional lyrics Simon Rae
choreographer Sarah Morton
Albion Forlorn premiered at C Aquila as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe playing from 1st - 26th August
'Thoughtful, clever and wistful but never maudlin! Slyly amusing with a lot going on'
Casson and the two girls produce very tight three part female harmonies.
Albion Forlorn is a production which has a lot to say about today’s society
Photos of Albion by Sarah Morton