Dr Earl Moreton
I have written 3 musicals in the last few years (“Toad, “Evacuees”, “Little People”) and almost finished a 4th (“A Christmas Wish”). I am 59 the – eldest of 5 children born in 1955 into a working class family in the New Town of Cwmbran in South Wales. We had little money coming in – none spare for music lessons or an instrument. I was fortunate I was able to pass the entrance examination for my local (Croesyceiliog) Grammar School. In 1973 I began my medical training at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. I have been privileged to serve the good people of Sutton Coldfield as a GP since 1982. I have just retired with the aim of trying to find a new career in music! It seems a crazy idea. The odds are against me. I have no formal training and no connections in the musical world. I can’t sing! I’ve started trying to learn piano but play badly – I can’t read the left hand so have to write my music as chords and melody.