While a student, I wrote a number of Gilbert & Sullivan-based shows for performance by Newcastle University Gilbert and Sullivan Society as their Summer Show. I was following a tradition initiated in the late 1970s, with such shows as 'Father Christmas', 'The Phantom of the Operetta' and 'The Demon Alcohol'. After a long break, I wrote 'Humbug!', a musical adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', in 2010.

They are mainly original stories (although two of them draw heavily on existing Savoy Operas), and use songs which vary between being completely unaltered to completely rewritten. I used loads of songs, and only seven more than once (can you spot them?). As well as short synopses, I've decided to make all my scripts available for downloading on the appropriate pages - enjoy!
They were all performed by NUGSS or GMS at least once, and have had a number of other productions since then (see the Productions page). If your society would like to perform one, the only fee is a copy of the poster, programme and DVD/video of the show. I can supply nice piano vocal scores for all of them, too! E-mail me at fraser.charlton@ncl.ac.uk for more information.

I have also co-written a comic play, 'The Adventures of Stoke Mandeville, Astronaut and Gentleman' with Nikolas Lloyd. This has been performed in Newcastle, Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was very favourably reviewed. Read all about it here.