Podcast: Edward Seckerson Meets... Jack Godfrey

Sunday, June 2, 2024

The creative mastermind behind 42 Balloons and Babies The Musical, Jack Godfrey, sits down with Edward Seckerson for a wide-ranging conversation

For this Musicals Magazine Podcast, Edward Seckerson meets Jack Godfrey, one of the brightest and most engaging talents in the exciting renaissance of new writing, enlivening the West End and beyond. With 42 Balloons – for which he wrote book, music and lyrics – fresh from its inaugural production at the Lowry Manchester and Babies opening at The Other Palace, Godfrey’s insidiously memorable hooks are ear-worming their way into all Musical Theatre enthusiasts’ consciousness. Godfrey writes pop songs with heart, soul, and zing. Can anyone wait for what comes next? 

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Babies The Musical runs at The Other Palace from 31 May to 14 July. Find out more: theotherpalace.co.uk/babies-musical/ 

The musical excerpt of ‘Helium’ is taken from 42 Balloons, released in March 2024 (Absolute Records/Lawnchair Ltd); the opening and closing musical excerpts featured in this podcast are from the Overture to Gypsy (film version), taken from Jule Styne’s ‘Overtures Vol 2’, courtesy of JAY Records.