Danielle Tarento has today announced casting for Pure Imagination, a review celebrating the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most extraordinary musical theatre and film songwriters of our time.
Leslie Briscusse was one of the world’s most prolific songwriters writing over 1000 songs in collaboration with some of the world’s most celebrated writers including Anthony Newley, Henry Mancini, John Williams and John Barry. His shows and movies achieved iconic status including Stop the World – I Want to Get Off; The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd; Pickwick; Harvey; The Good Old Bad Old Days; Goodbye Mr Chips; Henry’s Wives; Scrooge; Sherlock Holmes; Jekyll and Hyde; Noah’s Ark; Sammy; Cyrano de Bergerac Kennedy; Victor/Victoria and It’s a Dog’s Life! and the film score for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Doctor Doolittle. During his career he amassed nominations for 10 Oscars, nine Grammys and four Tonys and won eight Ivor Novello Awards.
Pure Imagination will feature the talents of Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy, Niall Sheehy, Julie Atherton and Giles Terera. The review will be directed by Tony nominated Christopher Renshaw (Taboo, The King & I, We Will Rock You).