Book by Denniston

That's what I do - I write musical theatre Book. I write Lyrics too (and I love doing that), but I'm particularly passionate about Book. A strong Book is the secret of a great musical.

I was the first British writer ever to be a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York (at least as far as anyone at BMI could remember while I was there!) - I joined the Workshop as a Lyricist, but I also did a little work on Book. (Did I mention that I'm passionate about Book?)

Recently I've found more and more people asking me to provide dramaturgical support for new musicals they're developing. (What is Musical Theatre Dramaturgy?) Do contact me for testimonials from writers I've worked with, or details of the Advanced Lab I facilitate for Mercury Musical Developments.

Recent Shows Include:

Before the Law
by Herbert & Denniston, adapted from
A Hand Witch of the Second Stage by Peter Barnes
Music and Lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert
Book by me
Sidney Brown Memorial Award workshop and showcase
at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
directed by Matt Ryan, MD Peter White
starring Clare Burt, Andrew C. Wadsworth, Michael Cahill and Nigel Richards

After Lydia - hear some of the songs performed by our wonderful cast
(Winner - Sounds of England Award)
by Herbert & Denniston, adapted from a play by Terence Rattigan
Music and Lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert
Book by me
workshop and staged readings at The Watermill
directed by Maria Freidman, MD Stefan Bednarczyk
starring Rebecca Caine, Andrew C. Wadsworth and Simon Green
selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival

by Saward & Denniston
Music by Tim Saward,
Lyrics by me
Book by me
selected for the LOST Theatre 5min Festival

Beyond the Moon
by Bruce & Denniston
Music and Lyrics by Michael Bruce
Book by me
workshop and staged reading at The Drill Hall produced by Spekulation Entertainment

Want to know more about my work?

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