Soho Cinders CD

SOHO CINDERS Live Concert Recording

Soho Cinders

is the latest musical from the award winning writing team of

George Stiles & Anthony Drewe

(‘Betty Blue Eyes’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Just So’ and ‘Honk!’ which won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2000) with a book written by

Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis

, Cinderella re-imagined - a modern musical fable with a story centered around the complications of love, with a catchy contemporary new score. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, this one-night-only concert was recorded live at the Queen’s Theatre London on Sunday 9th October 2011 and featured an all-star West End cast including

David Bedella, Clive Carter, Sharon D Clarke, Amy Lennox, Beverly Rudd, Jos Slovick, Hannah Waddingham, Michael Xavier

, and

Sandi Toksvig

as the Narrator, with Direction by

Jonathan Butterell

, Choreography by

Drew McConie

, Orchestrations by

David Shrubsole

and Musical Direction by

George Stiles

, who leads a sizzling 16-piece band. The album has a very special foreword by

Stephen Fry.

"as funny as it is emotionally involving … passionate melodies and heart-stopping ballads … some of the sharpest and wittiest one-liners you will hear anywhere … Never a dull moment, never a false note … I, in common with the entire audience, rose to my feet and cheered and cheered until I was hoarse!"

Stephen Fry

"Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved,


profits from sales of this album will be donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust charity."


  1. Old Compton Street
    Sharon D Clarke, Amy Lennox, Jos Slovick,
    Beverly Rudd, Suzie Chard & Company
  2. Wishing For The Normal
    Amy Lennox & Jos Slovick
  3. Spin
    Michael Xavier, David Bedella, Richard David-Caine
    & Company
  4. Gypsies Of The Ether
    Michael Xavier & Jos Slovick
  5. I’m So Over Men
    Beverly Rudd & Suzie Chard
  6. It’s Hard To Tell
    Amy Lennox, Jos Slovick & Company
  7. Old Compton Street (Reprise)
    Clive Carter
  8. You Shall Go To The Ball
    Sharon D Clarke, Amy Lennox & Company

  9. ACT TWO
  10. Entr’acte
  11. Who’s That Boy?
    Full Company
  12. They Don’t Make Glass Slippers
    Jos Slovick
  13. Spin (Reprise)
    Hannah Waddingham
  14. The Tail That Wags The Dog
    David Bedella & Company
  15. Let Him Go
    Amy Lennox & Hannah Waddingham
  16. Fifteen Minutes
    Beverly Rudd, Suzie Chard & Company
  17. Finale
    Hannah Waddingham, Jos Slovick, Michael Xavier
    & Amy Lennox
  18. Curtain Call
    Full Company

Released 7th December 2011 - Catalogue Number: SimGR-CD09

LISTEN NOW... to a selection of tracks from the album

"packed with the best songs Stiles & Drewe have yet written, driving character, plot & wit in perfect harmony (in every sense)."

Mark Shenton, The Stage

"This contemporary Cinderella tale with a gay twist intoxicates from its first notes, as it introduces the seedy milieu from which hero Robbie (Jos Slovick) will rise with his prince. Anthony Drewe's lyrics throughout are witty, ably fitting George Stiles' richly melodic, toe-tapping tunes. Two particular standouts are ‘Gypsies of the Ether’, exquisitely performed by Slovick and Michael Xavier, which hauntingly brings an online meeting to life; and the raucously funny ‘Who Can Tell?’, where Robbie and best pal Velcro (Amy Lennox), grouse about judging a guy's sexuality. After hearing this concert recording, listeners will eagerly await a full production of this beautifully crafted show."

Andy Propst, TheaterMania

"Soho Cinders was met with uproarious approval and now, a live recording of the concert has been released through the SimG Record label, well-known for its support for new work … punchy, upbeat score and catchy numbers ... there’s something for everyone here … multitude of brilliant one-liners … refreshingly straight-talking and remains fun, upbeat and positive. Live recordings are not everyone’s cup of tea, but here the sound quality is superb. The test of any good album though is to see: whether the songs are memorable; the vocals of a high-standard and if you would want to listen to it again – Soho Cinders ticks every box and more than passes the test."

Julie Robinson, Public Reviews

"At last – a new musical that is not up its own backside, but is purely an evening of entertainment which brings a fresh new twist to an old story … show is packed with fantastic songs and the live recording leaves you in no doubt as to the fun being had on both sides of the footlights … performers Rudd and Chard song ‘Fifteen Minutes’ is worth the price of the CD alone … Buy it!"

Nick Wakeham, Musical Stages

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