‘‘Whatever happened to Glenn Miller?’’ remains as much a mystery today as when the iconic American band-leader went missing in mysterious circumstances at the end of World War 2. It ranks alongside other unsolved mysteries; like ‘‘Who really was William Shakespeare? or ‘‘What really happened to Lord Lucan?’’
Now; a new play and not just another orchestra on stage playing Glenn Miller tunes; is scheduled to Tour the UK this year after a succession of full houses and standing ovations in 2011 including the shows West End debut in the famous Garrick Theatre.
Playwright Den Stevenson became obsessed with making a musical about the great band leader when he was ‘Booker’ for Glenn’s brother Herb Miller and his UK Orchestra. He honed his unique concept on English soil; then polished and fine tuned the show on the other side of the ‘Pond’ firstly in Virginia and then on Broadway!
The end product ‘Bugle Boy’ awaits your attendance; the very first and only Glenn Miller play with music anywhere in the World!
The show spans Glenn Miller’s life from leaving college to his untimely and mysterious disappearance in 1944; with all his famous tunes weaving through a love story and Glenn Miller’s blinkered determination to find a unique musical sound. When Glenn’s quest to find his Holy Grail finally succeeded; he only enjoyed the fruits of his search for a mere three years.
It all ended in tears for Glenn Miller’s family but he left a musical legacy to keep everyone In the Mood the World over; for generations to come.
Log into Den Stevenson’s ‘Bugle Boy’ website: www.thebugleboy.info and see why everyone is talking about this new feel-good show.
8 & 9 May
For tickets, call the box office on 01793 524481 or go to www.wyverntheatre.org.uk