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 |  Hal Cazalet

‘THE PALACE OF SANS SOUCI’ FROM THE MUSICAL OF THE HAPPY PRINCE WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY HAL CAZALET As a child I loved reading Oscar Wilde’s fairytales and The Happy Prince became embedded into my psyche. I have been adapting the story for the musical stage, and I hope you don’t think it too self indulgent […]




 |  Hal Cazalet

  “LOVE ME STILL” SUNG BY BETTYE LAVETTE WITH HERBIE HANCOCK AT CHAKA KHAN TRIBUTE IN 2011 (with original also attached) “Sometimes this life is a bitter pill…I love you now, do you love me still?” As I was passing London’s legendary Jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s the other night, I asked a man who was […]




 |  Hal Cazalet

DUDLEY MOORE PERFORMS BRITTEN’S ‘LITTLE MISS MUFFET’ & ‘THE BALLAD OF GANGSTER JO’ BY WEILL/BRECHT INTRODUCED BY DR JONATHAN MILLER ‘Witty, genius, obscene, maverick, cuddly, unique’ are just some of words that are often used to describe my musical hero Dudley Moore. His career was tragically cut short by a long and brave struggle with […]




 |  Hal Cazalet

‘DAYBREAK’ FROM THE MUSICAL FLOYD COLLINS BY ADAM GUETTEL I was at the first performance of the musical Floyd Collins at Playwrights Horizons, New York in 1996 and its haunting beauty has remained with me ever since. It was baffling to me how a man down a mine shaft with a leg trapped under a […]




 |  Hal Cazalet

DAVID BOWIE SINGS ‘CHANGES’ I am so grateful to be sharing these songs with you this week. It’s an eclectic mix as my tastes have never been particularly grounded in one musical style. I grew up with Bowie’s music and loved it. It is extraordinary to think that throughout his career & even up to […]