Based on the novel by Paul Gallico
A new musical by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff
Book by Rachel Wagstaff | Music and lyrics by Richard Taylor

First produced at Sheffield Theatres in May 2016 and at Chichester Festival Theatre in September 2018.

Watch the CFT promotional trailer here, and the production trailer with footage from the show and quotes from reviews here.

★★★★★ “five-star fairytale… one of the most heart-warming and tear-forming British musicals of recent years” Guardian
★★★★ “a deeply affecting musical” Sunday Express
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ “Clare Burt’s lead performance is a joy” The Stage
★★★★ “You will laugh, you may cry, you may even gasp… A triumph” The Times
★★★★ “The Dior-style dresses are jaw-dropping” WhatsOnStage
★★★★ “A performance that is as elegant as it is honest. Burt’s commanding personality simply erupts across the stage” The iPaper
★★★★ “stunning” Sunday Times
★★★★ “[the] writers, Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff, are on to a winner…  a charming, stunningly attired weepie dramatising the principle that life is what you make it.” Mail on Sunday

WINNER of three UK Theatre Awards 2016: Best Musical Production, Best Performance in a Musical (Clare Burt), Best Design (Lez Brotherston)

Directed by Daniel Evans | Designed by Lez Brotherston | Musical Direction by Tom Brady | Lighting Design by Mark Henderson | Sound Design by Mike Walker | Movement by Naomi Said | Casting by Charlotte Sutton

For further information and access to an archive recording, please contact vicky[at]