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Bumblescratch: The challenges of writing sung-through musicals

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Robert J Sherman is a composer, lyricist and book writer who is proud to carry on the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B and Richard M Sherman, a.k.a The Sherman Brothers, whose childhood musical classics include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (whose stage versions are both currently revived on tour). Robert J Sherman’s own credits include A Spoonful of Sherman and Love Birds. And, with his latest show, BUMBLESCRATCH, he tackles something that even together his father and uncle never did: the sung-through musical.

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Robert J Sherman’s Bumblescratch premiere

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Full casting is announced today for next month’s special gala charity concert of Robert J. Sherman’s new musical BUMBLESCRATCH at West End’s Adelphi Theatre. The 13-strong company will include twelve-year-old Ilan Galkofff (Matilda, Oliver!) in the lead child role, joining previously announced adult leads Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin.

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NEWS: Darren Day & Michael Xavier headline new Sherman musical Bumblescratch

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Principal casting has been announced for the gala concert presentation of Robert J Sherman’s new musical BUMBLESCRATCH, which runs for one night only at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016, as part of commemorations for the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Darren Day returns to the West End musical stage to take the title role of Melbourne Bumblescratch, starring alongside Michael Xavier, fresh from Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close, and Jessica Martin, recently seen in Elf. Further casting is to be announced.