LP0239. MAGGIE MAY, Original 1964 London Cast, w.Rachel Roberts, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Barry Humphries, John Junkin, and Geoffrey Hughes. English dark-blue Decca stereo FFSS SKL.4643.
“MAGGIE MAY is a musical with a book by Alun Owen and music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Based on ‘Maggie May’, a traditional ballad about a Liverpool prostitute, it deals with trade union ethics and disputes among Irish-Catholic dockers in Liverpool, centring on the life of streetwalker Margaret Mary Duffy and her sweetheart, a freewheeling sailor.
The West End production opened on September 22, 1964 at London's Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for 501 performances. The cast included Rachel Roberts, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Barry Humphries, John Junkin, and Geoffrey Hughes. Georgia Brown later replaced Roberts in the title role. The musical won the Novello Award for outstanding score of the year and the Critics' Poll as best new British musical.”