Julian Butler


Snowflakes
An Oxford Playhouse Production
In association with Pied Piper Theatre Company.

Written by Cerrie Burnell.
Directed by Tina Williams.
Music and songs by Julian Butler.
All instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.
Written and recorded at Thirteen and a Half
November/December 2016.

Snowflakes
1 Heart of London
2 London Town
3 Moving to the Country
4 Meeting Grandma Mitzi
5 Lucky
6 You'll Need a Coat
7 Three Happy Chickens
8 Exploring the Snow
9 Lost In the Wood
10 Snowflake
11 Snow Angels
12 Goodnight Grandma Mitzi


Burglar Bill
A Pied Piper Theatre Company Production.

Written by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
Adapted for the stage by Tina Williams.
Music and lyrics composed by Julian Butler.
All instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.
Written and recorded at Thirteen and a Half
October/November 2016.

Burglar Bill
1 Going Burgling/The Sky is Always Blue
2 At Home with Burglar Bill
3 Burglar Bill
4 Settle Down
5 Looking After Baby
6 Burglar Bill [Reprise]
7 The Burgling Song
8 Steal the Moon
9 Take It All Back
10 Bill and Betty Got Married


Under the Rainbow
A GaGa Theatre Production.

Written by Quentin Blake.
Adapted and Directed by Adam Barnard.
Music composed and performed by Julian Butler.
Written and recorded at Thirteen and a Half
September/October 2016.



Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave
1 The Quentins
2 Surfin' Mrs A
3 Swimming
4 Waiting for a Wave
5 Mrs A's Guide to Procuring Food
6 The Quentins' Dinner Break
7 Dream Dog
8 Miranda's Parents
9 The Big Wave
10 The End of the Tale
11 Curtain Call
12 The Quentins [Reprise]


Under the Rainbow
A Polka Theatre production.
Part of the 2016 Brain Waves Festival.

Devised and directed by Sarah Argent.
Devised in conjunction with Birkbeck University's Baby Lab.
Written and performed by Julian Butler
except: SRR written by Charles E Calhoun.
Written and recorded at Thirteen and a Half, September 2016.

Baby Lab
1 Leaders of Tomorrow
2 Sárika
3 Being Born
4 Rubber Ball
5 Ducks
6 Timba!
7 Blicket
8 Orbviously
9 SRR




Under the Rainbow
A Polka Theatre production 2016.
First performed at Wilderness Festival, Oxford, August 2016.

Devised and directed by Peter Glanville.
Designed by Verity Quinn.
All instruments by Julian Butler.
Written and recorded at Thirteen and a Half, July 2016.

Under the Rainbow
1 Under the Rainbow
2 Morning Routine
3 Breakfast and Lavender
4 Storm
5 Lost at Sea
6 Mysterious Island
7 Beanshoots
8 A New Discovery
9 Flowers
10 Bananas
11 Bird of Paradise
12 Somewhere Under the Rainbow
13 Playout




Leaf
Tam Tam Theatre in association with Half Moon Theatre, London.

Devised by Joy Haynes and Marleen Vermeulen.

All instruments by Julian Butler.
Written and recorded at Thirteen and a Half, 3rd - 6th July 2016.

Leaf
1 Leaf
2 Born
3 Bird
4 Friend
5 Sun
6 Sleep
7 Moon
8 Morning
9 Rain
10 Wind
11 Autumn
12 Winter
13 Spring




Neverland
Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, Christmas 2015.
Book, music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Based on Peter Pan by J M Barrie.
Directed by Martin Berry.

Featured performers:
Bethan Nash as Wendy
Andrew Linnie as Peter
Robin Simpson as Mr Darling / Captain Hook
with
Emma Cater as Mrs Darling
Additonal vocals on Overture by:
Nottingham University Tri-Campus students.

All other instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.
Recorded at Thirteen and a Half
June - October 2015.

Neverland
1 Overture
2 An Awfully Big Adventure
3 When You're a Kid
4 Everyday Magic [Part I]
5 Everyday Magic [Part II]
6 Neverland
7 Good at Being Bad
8 It's Only Make Believe
9 Children are Disgusting
10 Neverland [Reprise]
11 Everyday Magic [Reprise]
12 An Awfully Big Adventure [Reprise]
13 Neverland [Original Version]




Beauty2015
Polka Theatre, London, November 2015 - February 2016.
Adapted by Charles Way.

Featured performers: Jason Eddy [Beast].
Music by Julian Butler.
Directed by Roman Stefanski.

Recorded at Thirteen and a Half October - November 2015.

Beauty and the Beast
1 I. Allegretto Maestoso [Belle's Dream]
2 I. Valse Accelerando [Cassandra's Waltz]
3 I. Tre Volte Piu [The Debtors Call]
4 I. Valse Moderato [Waltz Reprise and Horse Dream]
5 I. Con Sordino [Godwin and the Housekeeper]
6 I. [Godwin Sleeps]
7 I. [Enter Beast]
8 I. [Exit Beast-Enter Housekeeper]
9 I. Adagio [Godwin Transported Home]
10 I. Allegro Maestoso [End of Act One]
11 II. Con Sordino [Inside the Castle]
12 II. Allegro Pizzicato [Belle Runs]
13 II. Valse Moderato [Belle Closes Her Eyes]
14 II. Pas de Deux [Belle and Beast Eat]
15 II. Sotto Voce [The Mirror]
16 II. Minuet [Belle Sleepwalks]
17 II. Tre Volte Piu [Belle Sees the Bed]
18 II. Risveglio [Belle and Beast in the Woods]
19 II. Valse Presuntuoso [Waltz Reprise]
20 II. Tre Volte Piu [Panic]
21 II. Presto Con Fuoco [Daniel Fights the Beast]
22 II. Elegia Scuro [Housekeeper Undone]
23 II. Molto Allegro [Beast Transformed]
24 II. Molto Allegro [Finale]



Gorilla

Polka Theatre, London. July - August 2015.
Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester 2016.
Adapted by Rachel Barnett.
Directed by Roman Stefanski.
Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.

All instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.
Recorded at Thirteen and a Half 2013/2015.

Gorilla
1 Gorilla
2 A Gorilla Makes a Very Good Friend
3 Play with Me
4 Bedtime
5 Silent Dreams
6 Gorilla Grows
7 Swinging to the Zoo
8 All the Animals in the Zoo
9 All the Animals in the Zoo [Reprise]
10 Have a Banana
11 Name That Film...
12 To the Restaurant
13 With a Cherry on Top
14 To the Garden
15 Dance
16 Swinging Home
17 Gorilla Grows [Reprise]
18 Dance [Reprise]
19 Gorilla [Reprise]



PaperDolls
Little Angel Theatre, London Spring 2015.
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Christmas 2015.
Polka Theatre January 2016.

Featured performers:
Voices on Memory by
The children of
Stoneydown Park Primary School, London.
All other instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.

Music by Julian Butler.
Lyrics by Julia Donaldson.
Based on the book by
Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb.
Directed by Peter Glanville.
Designed by Lyndie Wright.

Recorded April 2015.

The Paper Dolls
1 Introduction
2 Goldfish and the Tiger Slippers
3 Making Paper Dolls
4 Naming the Dolls
5 I Think I Saw a Dinosaur
6 The Paper Dolls Song [Dinosaur]
7 Tommy Finds the Dinosaur
8 Playing On the Pig Farm
9 Tommy Steals a Pig
10 Tantrum
11 Pigs Might Fly
12 Bedtime
13 Stars
14 Tommy Sneaks In
15 Tiger, Tiger
16 The Paper Dolls Song [Tiger]
17 Wakey Wakey
18 Tommy Has His Breakfast
19 If You See a Crocodile
20 The Paper Dolls Song [Crocodile]
21 Mum's Worn Out
22 Playing In the Summer
23 Cutting Up the Dolls
24 Memory
25 The Paper Dolls Song [Finale]


FlatStanley
Polka Theatre, Autumn 2014.
Lakeside Arts Centre, Christmas 2014.

Featured performers:
Stanley: Sam Hallion
Arthur: Adam Ryan
Mrs Lambchop: Helen Woolf
Mr Lambchop: Julian Butler
Drums by Matt Hutchinson.
All other instruments by Julian Butler.

Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Script by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Matt Aston.

Recorded April - November 2014.

Flat Stanley
1 Chapter One
2 Flat Stanley
3 Sunny Side Up
4 Definitely Flat [Intro]
5 Definitely Flat
6 Chapter Two
7 You Got Me Dancing
8 Chapter Three
9 Popular
10 Up, Up and Away
11 All the Other Boys
12 Chapter Four
13 The Flat Stanley Frug
14 Chapter Five
15 Popular [First Reprise]
16 Popular [Second Reprise]
17 Definitely Not Flat
18 Sunny Side Up [Reprise]
19 Flat Stanley [Curtain Call]

Robin's Winter Adventure
Pied Piper Theatre Company.
UK tour 2014-2015.

Featured performers:
Vocals on In a Winter World by Matthew Tanner.
All other instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.

Music and lyrics by Julian Butler
except In a Winter World
music and lyrics by Tina Williams.

Script by Tina Williams and Joseph Coelho.
Directed by Tina Williams.

Recorded October / November 2014.

Robin's winter Adventure
1 Robin's Winter Adventure
2 End of Summer
3 Frozen Solid
4 Robin Redbreast Pays a Visit
5 Jack Frost
6 London by Night / In a Winter World
7 Twittering Along
8 Ready to Move
9 Robin's Winter Poem
10 Back Home
11 Packing
12 Journey to London / A Great Big Adventure
13 A Great Big Adventure [Finale]

A Christmas Carol
Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
December 2013.

All instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.

Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Directed by Martin Berry.

Recorded November 2013.

A Christmas Carol
1 Overture [Ring the Bells]
2 Santa Claus is Coming to Town [Frank Sinatra]
3 Marley
4 God Bless Us Every One
5 Flight Around the World
6 Footprints
7 The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
8 Death of Tiny Tim
9 Finale [Ring the Bells]
10 Be Merry



Up and  Down by Oliver Jeffers
GaGa Theatre Company
Picture House Cinemas Tour
October / November 2013.

Music by Julian Butler.
Directed by Matt Aston.

All instruments by Julian Butler. Recorded September / October 2013.

Up and Down
1 Up and Down
2 Friends
3 Backgammon
4 Dreaming of Flying
5 How to Build a Plane
6 Balloons
7 You Can Help
8 Homework
9 Zoo
10 The Owl and the Poster
11 Where's My Best Friend?
12 Entrance of the Ringmaster
13 Cannon
14 Friends/Backgammon [Reprise]
15 Preshow

 

Beauty and the BeastLawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Christmas 2012.

Featured performers:
Darren Benedict (Merchant/Father)
Julian Hoult (Bootboy/Beast)
Laura Sheppard (Cook)
Helen Woolf (Beauty/Maid)
All other instruments by Julian Butler.

Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Book by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Matt Aston.

Recorded September - December 2012.

For performance rights enquiries in the USA and Canada, please contact:
Plays for Young Audiences
c/o The Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Beauty and the Beast
1 Something Amazing
2 Pretty
3 Toil
4 A House in the Country
5 Anything
6 A Little Magic
7 She's Too Good for Me
8 The Beast's Castle
9 A Rose
10 Unknown
11 Entr'acte
12 Anything
13 They're in Love
14 Dinner Dance
15 Who Could Love Me?
16 Time Stands Still
17 Something Amazing [Reprise]

 

Charlie and Lola
Sydney Opera House
Christmas 2012.
Polka Theatre, Spring 2013.

Featured performers:
Max Cherrie (Charlie)
Carys Hobbs (Lola)
Ellie Dadd (Lotta)
Eliot Carrington (Marv)
Lara Mayers (Evie)

Music by Julian Butler.
except 'Charlie and Lola Theme' by Tom Dyson and Soren Munk.
Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd.
Directed by Roman Stefanski.

Recorded July-August 2012.


1 Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Theme
2 Pencil Case
3 Walk to School
4 Squirrel
5 Autumn
6 Arctic Tour
7 Making Up
8 Pirate Squidbones Adventure
9 It's Snowing
10 Winter
11 Extremely New Reprise
12 The Sun is Very Nice
13 Sizzles Can Do Anything
14 Do You Honestly Promise to Look After My Dog?
15 Where is Sizzles?
16 Spring Cleaning
17 Underwater Adventure
18 Underwater (Reprise)
19 Leaves
20 Spring
21 Swinging Lotta
22 School Play
23 Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Finale

Run! A Sports Day Musical
Polka Theatre, June 2012.

Featured performers:
Joseph Adelakun (vocals)
Katie Bernstein (vocals)
Peter Dukes (vocals/trombone)
Stephanie Fearon (vocals)
Merton Music Foundation Children's Choir (vocals)
Additional drums on Big Kids by Matthew Hutchinson.
All other instruments by Julian Butler.

Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Book by Lisa Evans.
Children's Choir conducted by Soo Bishop and recorded by John Merriman.
Directed by Adam Penford.

Recorded April 2011 - June 2012.


1 The Last Day of School
2 Big Kids
3 Run!
4 200%
5 Think About The Future
6 I Don't Believe in Miracles
7 Interval Song
8 Entr'acte
9 Confidence
10 My Mum
11 Hurdles
12 Life is Today
13 Finale
14 The Last Day of School [Curtain Call]

This Way Up
Theatre Lark, May 2012.

All instruments by Julian Butler.

Music by Julian Butler.
Directed by Katie Matthews.

Recorded April-May 2012.


1 This Way Up
2 Circus Adventure
3 Arctic Adventure
4 Something to Do on a Rainy Day
5 Space Adventure

Red Riding HoodLakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, Dec 2011.
UK tour 2012 - 2014.

Featured performers:
Nicola Blake (vocals)
Sam Wells (vocals)

Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Script by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Matt Aston.

Recorded October-December 2011.

For performance rights enquiries in the USA and Canada, please contact:
Plays for Young Audiences
c/o The Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404


1 Overture
2 Once Upon a Time [Part One]
3 Once Upon a Time [Part Two]
4 Stick to the Path [Part One]
5 The Deep, Dark Wood
6 The Big, Bad Wolf [Part One]
7 Stick to the Path [Part Two]
8 The Big, Bad Wolf [Part Two]
9 Little Red Riding Hood
10 The Wolf Eats Grandma
11 The Woodcutter Cuts Grandma Open
12 Once Upon a Time [Part Three]
13 Once Upon a Time [Reprise]

The Snow Queen
Polka Theatre, Christmas 2010.


Music and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Script by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Jonathan Lloyd.

All instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.
Recorded October 2010.


1 Overture
2 Lifting the Mirror
3 The Massive Snowflake
4 Sledding 1
5 Sledding 2 - The Journey
6 Hiding in the Flowers
7 The Garden
8 Gerda Runs
9 Entr'acte
10 Carriage Ride
11 Stately Ride
12 Bumpy Ride
13 Gallop/Northern Lights
14 The Snow Queen Speaks
15 Blizzard Battle
16 Defeating the Snow Queen's Army
17 Destroying the Palace
18 Finale
19 The Snow Queen

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Polka Theatre, October 2009 - February 2010.


Music by Julian Butler.
Directed by Jonathan Lloyd.
Design by Rachana Jadhav.

All instruments and vocals by Julian Butler.
Recorded October 2009.


1 The House in the Woods
2 The Bears Start the Day
3 Completely Perfect Porridge
4 The Deep, Dark Wood
5 Bears in the Woods
6 Attack of the Bees!
7 The Cool, Dark Wood
8 Goldilocks Breaks In
9 Goldilocks Goes to Bed
10 Who's Been Eating My Porridge?
11 Finale

Charlie and Lola
Polka Theatre, 2008
World tour 2008 - 2013.

Featured performers:
Oriel Agranoff (Charlie)
Holly Callaway (Lola)
Stanley Street (Soren)

Music by Julian Butler
except 'Charlie and Lola Theme' by Tom Dyson and Soren Munk and 'Bat Cat Theme' by John Greswell.
Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd.
Directed by Roman Stefanski.

Recorded Spring 2008.


1 Charlie and Lola Theme
2 Bat Cat Adventure
3 Rocket
4 Magic Show
5 Lola and Soren Build a Rocket
6 Tidying
7 Entr'acte
8 Bird
9 Clocks
10 Tigers and the Pink Milk
11 Lola and the Dancing Whales
12 Lola and the Dancing Dogs
13 The Story of the Ogre [Part One
14 Lola's Scary Dream
15 Lola's Ogre Dream
16 Charlie Can't Sleep
17 Checking for Ogres
18 The Story of the Ogre [Part Two]
19 Lola Lullaby
20 Charlie and Lola Theme [2nd Reprise]

Space Family Robinson
Pleasance Theatre, London
May 2002.

Featured performers:
Hannah Waddingham (Starbird)
Tim Barron (Dad)
Helena Biggs (Mom)
Laurie Hagen (Lucy)
Stuart Piper (Brad)
Stephen Carlile (Muttley)
Hadrian Delacey (Nefarius)
Arvid Larsen (Sakura)
JJ Criss (Various)
Mark Carroll (Various)
Nicky Callanan (Various)

Book and lyrics by Julian Butler.
Music by Stephen and Julian Butler.
Directed by Oliver Campbell-Smith.
Design by Matt Gates.
Chorography by Martin Wimpress.

Recorded live May 2002.


1 Rescue Me [Intro]
2 Prologue/There Must Be More To Life Than This
3 At The Mention Of Her Name
4 Rescue Me [Dialogue]
5 Rescue Me
6 Hubble's Law
7 Voyage Fantastique
8 Good Times Are Just Around The Corner
9 Ed Robinson - Can It Be You?
10 Welcome To The Starbar Horizontale
11 Starbar Dialogue
12 Let's Take Our Time
13 Come With Us
14 Entracte/Dim All The Stars
15 Mañana
16 Undying Love
17 Androgen & Vacillate
18 9/10
19 Things That Go Bump In The Night
20 She's an Angel
21 Separate Graves
22 Nefarius vs. the Earth Man
23 I Can't Help Myself
24 Final Sequence
25 Rescue Me [Walkdown]

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