Benet Catty Productions


Music & Lyrics by:
Sean Francis Patrick
Book by:
Paul Kerensa

September 2006



Danica Pickett

Musical Director
Paul Morrissey

Milton Morrissey Productions
MTM:UK & Perfect Pitch

Diana Chrisman
Michael Cotton
Garrie Harvey
Amira Matthews
Nick Millward
Phil Sealey
Hollie Taylor

This very short project was a staging of fragments of this new musical as part of the Perfect Pitch season at the Gatehouse Theatre in London, run by Musical Theatre Matters which aims to showcase a selection of new musicals for the public and industry. TOYS was one of a dozen shows which played as part of the festival.

TOYS is a brand new family musical which takes its inspiration from "The Nutcracker". In a modern day setting, it tells the story of Victoria- a 15 year old orphan who, disillusioned by real life, disappears into a dream world of living toys which, unbeknownst to her, hold the key to her survival as an adult.

Performed by a cast which included a recent Amos in the west end's Whistle Down the Wind, a recent Ellen from Miss Saigon, Freddie from My Fair Lady, a Voice of Musical Theatre finalist, and Ben's two leads from Enchanted, TOYS was given a well received first outing for the industry. The producers, James Milton and Paul Morrissey, are continuing to develop the piece.


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