The musical, The Water Babies, music and lyrics by Jason Carr, book by Gary Yershon,
based on The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley (1863) played at the
2003 Chichester Festival Season. Photographs by Ivan Kyncal.
Director: Jeremy Sams, Designer: Rob Jones, Choreographer: Jonathan Lunn, Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison,
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Cast: Natasha Bain, Trevor Conner, Deborah Crowe, Alicia Davies, Fiona Dunn, Steve Elias, Steven Fawell, Kieran Hill, Louise Gold, Paul Leonard, Neil McDermott, Joe McGann, Jo Nesbitt, Sasha Oakley, Katherine O'Shea, Christian Patterson, Benedict Quirke, Joe Shovelton, Nicola Sloane, Adam Tedder
Jason Carr contributes terrific music and lyrics, with songs that range from the
yearningly lyrical to vaudevillian knockabout, with the odd knowing nod to G & S and Sondheim. [...]
The Water Babies is a treat, and, as well as being a delightful show for children, it strikes me as
that rarest of phenomena - a genuinely successful new British musical [...] It must surely have a life beyond Chichester.