Chris Burgess


Chris Burgess



Winner of the 2012 S&S Award for Musical Writing

Winner of the 2011 ANMT Award for Musical Writing



Dishonorable Ladies’, one woman show for Honor Blackman, (National tour, and West End); ‘Girls Who Wear Glasses’, a jazz cabaret starring Adele Anderson (National tour); book and lyrics for ‘Tales My Lover Told Me’ (King’s Head Theatre, Islington); book and lyrics for ‘The Last Fattybottypuss in the World’  (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); book for ‘It’s Only Make Believe’ (Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate), book and music/lyrics for ‘Boys in the Buff’ (starring Faith Brown, Edinburgh Festival.)  He wrote a one-woman show based on the life of Sophie Tucker ‘Sophie Tucker’s Last One Night Stand’ (New End Theatre, Hampstead, transferred to King’s Head Theatre, Islington, and Edinburgh Festival).


His musical (with music by Denise Wright) ‘Emerald’ gained productions in Seattle and Chicago – directed by Martin Charnin (lyricist and director of ‘Annie’). 


His play ‘Lunch With Marlene and Noel’ (starring Kate O’Mara) was produced at the New End Theatre, Hampstead in 2008, and went on tour in 2009, including Windsor and Guildford.


His original musical ‘Hetty Feinstein’s Wedding Anniversary’ was also produced at the New End Theatre in 2009 to sell-out audiences.


His play ‘Iceberg –Right Ahead’ (commissioned to commemorate the ‘Titanic’ disaster) premiered at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate in 2012.


His musical ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ opened in 2013 at the Landor Theatre.  CD available from SimG Productions.


He also wrote the revue shows ‘Jewish Legends’ ‘The Great Jewish-American Songbook’ and The MGM Story’ (Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate)  and ‘Bette Midler and Me’ (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh).


His musical ‘Devilish’ opened in May 2016 at the Landor Theatre, followed by ‘That’s Jewish Entertainment’ in February 2017 at the Gatehouse, Highgate.      


In 2018 his ‘A Night At The Oscars’ opens at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and his musical Skin Deep’ starts a provincial tour. 



Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer