USHERS: The Front Of House Musical - Cast Recording


is set in a West End theatre, and follows a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in theatre - the Front Of House staff, portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice-cream and programme sellers who dare to dream...

A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place, a three-year workplace romance is on the rocks, an untrained newbie is working her first shift and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong?

This new British musical was a finalist in the WestEndProducer’s Twitter ‘Search For A Composer’ Competition, played a try-out run at the Hope Theatre, and opened at the Charing Cross Theatre, London, on 7th March 2014. With music by Yiannis Koutsakos, lyrics by James Oban & Yiannis Koutsakos, book by James Rottger, additional lyrics by James Rottger, and original cast recording features the Charing Cross Theatre cast; Ralph Bogard, Daniel Buckley, Ceris Hine, Ross McNeill, Liam Ross-Mills, Carly Thoms and musical director Lee Freeman.


  1. Welcome!
  2. Spend Per Head
    Ralph Bogard & Company
  3. Leading Men
    Ceris Hine & Boys
  4. Induction
  5. The Parts I Could Play
    Ross McNeill
  6. Dreams & Ice-Creams
    Carly Thoms
  7. (It’s Time To) Let Go
    Liam Ross-Mills
  8. Interval Preparations
  9. Welcome Back!
  10. Half-Finished Story
    Daniel Buckley
  11. Loving You Is All I Know
    Daniel Buckley & Liam Ross-Mills
  12. Goodbye!

Released 10th March 2014- Catalogue No: SimGR- CD021

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"there are so many stand out songs … the music is really well written and there are many catchy melodies … lyrics are simple yet beautifully effective … a thoroughly enjoyable CD"

The Public Reviews


"Ushers: The Front of House Musical is a slightly wacky show and is a bit 'out there' but it is a really pleasant listen … wonderful harmonies … great vocals … an ensemble piece"


"always refreshing when a new musical comes along and the premise for this one has long been overlooked … songs are inventive … funny and well-observed … fine cast … I have to hand it to Simon Greiff of SimG Records for bringing young talent like this to the fore. Without people such as him, these young writers would never be heard and, let’s face it, they are the future and should be given every encouragement possible. In return we should do our bit and support them – so give this a try – you certainly won’t be disappointed."

Musical Theatre Review

"[the] score is fantastic … the are superb … Ushers is a fun and light hearted new musical which doesn't take itself too seriously. The album is a must-have for all stageys … It is so important that we have a musical theatre record label like SimG Records to produce and release the music of exciting new shows such as Ushers."

West End Frame

8/10 "the cast are all are excellent … a fully engaging, entertaining recording … much humour to be had … if you are a 'theatre luvvie' you will adore this album, I’m sure"

Review Graveyard

"witty and generously tuneful"

Broadway Direct

"A confident piece of new musical writing … a little delight … some very solid songwriting, suggesting an interesting future for this creative team"

The Public Reviews

"Deliciously bitchy … well-observed, hilarious satire … fun, melodic score … some catchy songs and likeable characters … consistently funny, musically inventive"

One Stop Arts

"Ushers is energetic, G&T-fuelled satire, chock full of in-jokes … a bouncy score … a real treat"


"A clever musical that is very tongue-in-cheek, but still manages to have its sentimental moments"

West End Wilma