A fine Time For Wine
A stirring tale of tender romance, bitter rivalry…
…and damn fine wines!
Original Book & Lyrics: Jonathan Posner
Composer: Tony Osborne
Who should London Society have turned to for advice on wines in the 1920’s? Was it suave Henry St. Aubyn? Or feisty socialite Stephanie Mulholland?
This was one rivalry that had to be settled – in the wine tasting wager to end them all.
It should have been very straightforward; the best cheat wins.
That was until romance got in the way – leading to some entirely unexpected results…
The show was first performed by the Riverside Players in Old Windsor, and achieved rave reviews from the local press:
“…this musical was nothing less than total theatrical magic. A delight from beginning to end.”
Roy McKay, Windsor Observer,
“To win an audible gasp of pleasure from an early 21st century audience when love conquers all is quite an achievement.”
Francis Batt, Windsor Express.
Songs from the show have been widely performed; ‘What Right Have I’ and ‘The Clock Slows Down’ are part of international soprano Sarah Poole’s repertoire and have been perfromed by her with the Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra at the Great Notley Bowl, as well as at the Royal Festival Hall. ‘Clock’ has been performed by Ruthie Stevens and by Teresa de Genaro at ‘Debut’ and ‘Encore’ from A Stage Kindly, and both have been commended in the UK Songwriting Contest.