Rediscovering the Post-War British Musical
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9781843835424   Product Code: 98838
As the favourite composers of the 1930s, Noel Coward and Ivor Novello resumed their trade after the war, and new directions in West End musical theatre were provided by Julian Slade and Sandy Wilson in shows such as Salad Days and The Boyfriend. This assessment of the post-war British musical reviews many now-forgotten gems of an idiosyncratically British genre that was eventually eclipsed by the emergence of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the international musicals of the late 1970s.