Somethings Afoot

World Premiere Studio Cast

Somethings Afoot,  World Premiere Studio Cast
CDJAY 1458
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Book, Music and Lyrics by
JAMES McDONALD  DAVID VOS and ROBERT GERLACH

Starring
Susie Blake   Laura Pitt-Pulford   Sally Ann Triplett    Julie Atherton
Graham Bickley   Daniel Boys     Gordon Griffin   Scott Hunter
Keith Merrill   Stuart Pendred

and
Jim Dale

Additional Music by
Ed Linderman

Conducted by
Craig Barna

There is always a crackle of tension in the air on the first day of rehearsal. The coming together of actors with one goal in mind: to create the first ever studio cast recording of SOMETHING'S AFOOT a musical whodunnit I had co written with Rob Gerlach & David Vos some fifty years ago. While the show had played Broadway and the West End in the 1970's and was a staple of stock and regional theaters around the world it had never been recorded.

Some of the older cast members who gathered for the first table read had a vague knowledge of the show but most were not even born when AFOOT originated.

We were all seated in the comfy living room of John Yap the producer of the recording. Craig Barna the musical director was at the piano and at the ready to teach the cast the songs. As I gazed around the room at the actors, I silently giggled. John had cast actors for the CD who could easily don a costume and step into the role in any West End theater. (all the characters are British stereotypes one would find in any Agatha Christie mystery). It gave me such joy to watch the cast dive into their roles with gusto and totally make the show their own.

You will hear that on this recording. Enjoy !

James Mc Donald

"SOMETHING'S AFOOT WAS ONE OF THE INSPIRATIONS FOR THE HIT MOVIE IN 2019 OF "KNIVES OUT" AND THE GENRE IS AS ALIVE AND RELEVANT TODAY AS IT EVER WAS!!"

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a NEW DAY (sung by Laura Pitt-Pulford, Scott Hunter and Company) from JAY’s New Recording of SOMETHING’S AFOOT to be released in the New Year, for you to enjoy now.

CD ONE
  1. OPENING
    Orchestra
  2. A MARVELLOUS WEEKEND
    Clive, Lettie, Hope and Company
  3. SOMETHING'S AFOOT
    Miss Tweed and Company
  4. CARRY ON
    Miss Tweed, Lady Grace Manley-Prowde, Lettie and Hope Langdon
  5. I DON'T KNOW WHY I TRUST YOU (BUT I DO)
    Hope Langdon and Geoffrey
  6. THE MAN WITH THE GINGER MOUSTACHE
    Lady Grace Manley-Prowde and Gillweather
  7. SUSPICIOUS
    Miss Tweed & Company
  8. ENTR’ACTE
    Orchestra
  9. THE LEGAL HEIR
    Nigel Rancour
  10. YOU FELL OUT OF THE SKY
    Hope Langdon
  11. DINGHY
    Flint and Lettie
  12. I OWE IT ALL
    Miss Tweed, Hope Langdon and Geoffrey
  13. NEW DAY
    Hope, Geoffrey, Dudley and Chorus
  14. BOWS
    Orchestra
  15. NEW DAY (Special Bonus version)
    Laura Pitt-Pulford, Scott Hunter and Company