Several years ago, a lovely man named Mike Gibb came to me in Scotland and told me that 1) he was a lyricist and playwright, with a number of musical theater productions to his credit, 2) he’d fallen in love with my novel, OUTLANDER, and 3) with his friend, composer Kevin Walsh, wanted to do a stage production of “OUTLANDER: The Musical.” As I recall, I laughed and said, “That’s the screwiest idea I’ve heard yet–go ahead.” So they did, and the results were stunning.
The stage production is currently in development in the UK, but the original cast recording of the song-cycle–fourteen songs that capture the emotional high points of the story, from the heart-melting “Blood of My Blood” to a truly hair-raising duet between Jamie Fraser and Black Jack Randall in Wentworth Prison (“Say the Words”)–is available on CD. I’d urge you to go check out the OUTLANDER: The Musical website at www.outlanderthemusical.com, for song samples (you can download the entire “Blood of my Blood” song for free!), photos and bios of the performers, and further information.
Note: This Outlander musical is not associated with the Starz network’s Outlander TV series.
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