The Card (1994)
Book by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Adapted from the novel by Arnold Bennett
Music by Tony Hatch Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Original Lyrics by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent
Presented by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
The 1994 revival of The Card was directed by then Artistic Director Ian Talbot, and starred Peter Duncan, Jessica Martin, Hayley Mills, and Jenna Russell. This version was extensively re-worked by the original authors with lyricist Anthony Drew. Amendments were made to the libretto, existing songs were re-written and others dropped and new ones introduced. The production was nominated for both Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical, for Peter Duncan, at the 1995 Olivier Awards.