In the reign of Richard The Lionheart, Blondel is an unfairly (in his view) unappreciated court musician, desperate for fame and fortune until his realisation that there are more important things in life - honesty, bravery and Fiona, the woman he loves. He is caught up in the political crises of the time; the leader of the country has taken the nation into a dodgy war in the Middle East, his deputy is a dishonest and lecherous man who is after his job, fame and celebrity seem to be the watchwords of the day, illegal immigrants are treated badly and indiscriminate killers stalk the whole of Europe. According to publicity material, only Prince Johnâs tights remind us that this is the 12th century, not the 21st.Performers Connor Arnold (Blondel), Courtney Bowman (Martha), Michael Burgen (Assassin), Lauren Byrne (Mabel/dance captain), David Fearn (Monk), Ryan Hall (Monk), Jessie May (Fiona), Katie Meller (Blondel's Mum), Calum Melville (Monk/Archbishop), Neil Moors (King Richard), Craig Nash (Man in Green), Michaela Stern (Sylvia), James Thackeray (Prince John), Jay Worthy (Saladin/Duke of Austria).
Lyrics Tim Rice. Music Stephen Oliver. Music Mathew Pritchard (additional music). Producer Aaron Rogers. Producer Sasha Regan (for Union Theatre). Producer Donald Rice (for Heartaches Limited). Director Sasha Regan. Choreographer Chris Whittaker. Musical Director Simon Holt. Design Ryan Dawson Laight. Lighting Iain Dennis. Music Pete Hobbs (music co-ordinator). Musical Director Oliver George Rew. Director Adam Braham (casting director).