Tony Blair - the Musical combines satirical comedy with tragic pathos in a musical dramatisation of Tony Blair's ten years in power. The show premiered at the 2007 Edinburgh festival Fringe, receiving international coverage and enthusiastic responses from both press and public in a total sell-out run. Writer James Lark received a commendation in the MTM:UK musical theatre awards for best book, and the show was described by David Sillito on Radio 4 as "the highlight of the Fringe".

Blair's achievements and ideals are put under the spotlight and given a tune, in ballads lifted straight from the lips of Blair himself, from his uplifting "Not a day for soundbites" to his career-ending "Party's over", alongside full-blown chorus numbers such as "Throwing the Jowell in", "Oh! what a lovely war against terrorism" and "The Terrorist Countermeasures song". His ever-changing public image, his controversial foreign policy, and the things he sacrificed in the name of power are recreated through the unforgettable music of James Lark ("very funny…fantastically skewed" - New York Times).

Both a critical and commercial success and a piece of history in the making, Tony Blair - the Musical was one of the must-see shows of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe.

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An original cast recording of the show is available from Dress Circle and also from iTunes

"Musically sophisticated and zestily performed, Tony Blair - the Musical packs a good deal more oomph than the Brown Bounce" - The Mail on Sunday; Tony Blair - The Musical "The seeds are here for a much bigger production - here is talent to be nurtured" - The Stage; Tony Blair - the Musical "There is real charm here… a surprisingly intelligent way to process the Blair Years" - The Independent; Tony Blair - the Musical "A well-voiced and good-looking cast accompany the plethora of lyrically and musically impressive songs" - The List; "Set to the toe-tapping music of James Lark it makes for a highly entertaining journey through a period of British politics ripe for this sort of treatment" - SkinnyFest; Tony Blair - the Musical "Witty and incisive" - Fringe Review; Tony Blair - the Musical "Slick, funny and clever" - Three Weeks; Tony Blair - the Musical "Pant-wettingly hilarious" - Broadway Baby; Tony Blair - the Musical "A sophisticated and searingly intelligent show by a fully formed musical talent. There are other Blair musicals out there but this is the one to see." - www.musicaltalk.co.uk