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His Monkey Wife / Selections from Aladdin

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His Monkey Wife / Selections from Aladdin
His Monkey Wife / Selections from Aladdin


Stage Door debut the original 1971 London Cast album of noted British theatre composer Sandy Wilson's ('The Boy Friend', 'Valmouth', 'Divorce Me, Darling') 'His Monkey Wife' on CD, accompanied with selections from Sandy Wilson's 'Aladdin'. The CD has been digitally remastered and features an extensive booklet with rare production photos and detailed sleeve notes by theatre archivist Stewart Nicholls.

In 1970, Sandy Wilson was commissioned to write a new musical for the Hampstead Theatre Club's 1971/1972 Christmas Season. The subject he chose was John Collier's novel 'His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp' and the new musical 'His Monkey Wife' opened on December 20th 1971, running for 28 performances. Writing book, music and lyrics, Wilson's adaptation remained faithful to the Collier novel telling the story of Alfred Fatigay, an English schoolteacher who returns to England from the Upper Congo with Emily, a chimpanzee who resolves to educate herself and become a rival for Fatigay's hand from his pretentious fiancée Fern Flint. The cast included June Ritchie, Robert Swann and Bridget Armstrong.

'Aladdin' was a production which was commissioned by the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 1979, and conceived by Wilson as a musical adaptation of the classic Arabian Nights Tale. The musical featured an all-star cast including Elisabeth Welch, Christine McKenna, Belinda Lang, Joe Melia and Aubrey Woods.


  1. Name
  2. Emily's Waltz
  3. Home And Beauty And You
  4. Marriage
  5. In Boboma Tonight
  6. Haverstock Hill
  7. Don't Rush Me
  8. Who Is She?
  9. Dear Human Race
  10. Leave It All To Smithers
  11. Mad About Your Mind
  12. His Monkey Wife
  13. A Girl Like You
  14. Doing The Chimpanzee
  15. Live Like The Blessed Angels
  16. His Monkey Wife (Reprise)
  17. Who Is She? (reprise)
  18. Aladdin
  19. Hang-Chow
  20. Tuang Kee Po
  21. It Is Written In The Sands
  22. There And Then
  23. Song Of The Genie Of The Ring
  24. Song Of The Genie Of The Lamp
  25. Chopsticks
  26. All I Did
  27. Wicked
  28. Life In The Laundry
  29. Give Him The Old Kung Fu
  30. Aladdin (Reprise)
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