Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Directed by Anthony Drewe


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The story of underdog Charlie Brown, is endearing, expertly constructed, stylishly directed, and nothing but addictive. The Stage

The director, Anthony Drewe (better known as the lyricist half of “Stiles and Drewe”) has brought together a wonderful combination of talents to form a real gem of a show that really lifts your spirits. The Public Reviews

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is pure fun and a great show to take the children to – but adults without five-year-olds will love it too! Indie London

I loved the comic strip. I loved the cartoon series on TV. And now I love the musical. Backstage Pass

The Tabard Theatre presents the London premiere of the revised version of ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’, the Broadway musical comedy based on the much loved ‘Peanuts’ comic strips by Charles Schulz. This production is directed by West-End lyricist Anthony Drewe (Betty Blue Eyes, Honk, Mary Poppins) and stars Leanne Jones (Hairspray) as Lucy and Hayley Gallivan (Spring Awakening) as Sally Brown.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown was written in 1967 by Clark Gesner, the first stage musical based on the Peanuts characters and played over 1500 performances. A new revised version was presented on Broadway in 1999 with new songs and additional dialogue added by Michael Mayer and Andrew Lippa. This fresh version won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and also won Tony Awards for Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth as Snoopy and Sally.

Though considered a ‘good man’ by his friends, Charlie Brown has never been able to keep a kite in the air, never successfully kicked a football and can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl. As the ‘Peanuts’ gang make their way through the day, Charlie wonders what it takes to be a good man as he sees Schroeder’s passion for Beethoven, Lucy’s psychiatrist booth, Linus’ complex about his blanket, Sally’s new philosophy and Snoopy’s ace flying ability.  And with the help of his friends, Charlie comes to realise what makes them all truly happy.

Anthony Drewe has directed several shows including the Watermill Theatre’s production of
Snoopy, the Musical (designed by Peter McKintosh who is also design consultant for this production). Anthony is best known for his collaborations with composer George Stiles on West end musicals such as Betty Blue Eyes, Honk! and Mary Poppins. Last Christmas, the Tabard Theatre produced Stiles and Drewe’s first musical Just So (based on the Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling) and sowed the seeds for this revival of ‘Charlie Brown’.

The cast includes Leanne Jones who played Tracy Turnblad in the West End premiere of Hairspray and Hayley Gallivan who played Martha in the original London cast of Spring Awakening. The cast also includes Lewis Barnshaw, Mark Anderson, Nathaniel Morrison and Adam Ellis. 

Featuring uplifting music played by a live band, this is a hilarious glimpse into the life of the ‘Peanuts’ characters about the trials and tribulations of growing up, written with charm, sweetness and an innocent sophistication.

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You're a Good Man Charlie Brown PERFORMANCES

 Tues 4 Oct      7.30
Weds 5 Oct     7.30
Thurs 6 Oct     7.30
Fri 7 Oct     7.30
Sat 8 Oct 4.00   7.30
Sun  9 Oct  2.30  
Tues 11 Oct     7.30
Weds 12 Oct     7.30
Thurs 13 Oct     7.30
Fri 14 Oct     7.30
Sat 15 Oct 4.00   7.30
Sun  16 Oct 2.30  
Tues 18 Oct     7.30
Weds 19 Oct     7.30
Thurs 20 Oct     7.30
Fri 21       7.30
Sat 22 Oct 4.00   7.30
 Sun 23  Oct  2.30  
Tues 25 Oct     7.30
Weds 26 Oct     7.30
Thur 27 Oct     7.30
Fri 28 Oct     7.30
 Sat 29 Oct 4.00   7.30
Sun 30 Oct 2.30  

Running time approx
2 hours 
with interval.
 Show suitable for 5 years and up
Pulling Focus Ltd presents the Tabard Theatre's production of 
Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics
by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by
Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
Licensed by TAMS - WITMARK

Starring Mark Anderson,
Lewis Barnshaw, Adam Ellis,
Hayley Gallivan, Leanne Jones
and Nathaniel Morrison