"Astutely directed by Andrew Miller, the show proved an entertaining mixture of music-theatre styles, its melodic songs carrying the story to a moving conclusion as Penn’s vision unfurled of a democratic new city in the New World where slavery would have no place and each individual could be master of his or her own fate." - read more audience reactions
The Perfect City
Inspired by the play “A Passionate Englishman”
by Kate Price.
The Perfect City is a musical drama about one man's vision of utopia.
This powerful, thought provoking and highly original musical by Martin Coslett and Ross Clark tells the inspiring tale of William Penn’s remarkable quest to overcome tyranny, injustice and persecution in a turbulent England of the 1600s to build "The Perfect City" thousands of miles away in America - and create a new life of freedom and brotherly love for everyone in Philadelphia.
The true story of one man’s dream and his relentless struggle against the evils of corruption, slavery and a society eager to see him fail and brought to his knees.
“Right is right even if everyone is against it – and wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.” William Penn
Song from Musical "The Perfect City"
Composed by Martin Coslett/Clive Burton/Ross Clark
Director: Andrew Miller
Musical Director: Nick Barstow
Bookwriter: Ross Clark
UK Tour Spring 2014
The finale of The Perfect City at Jordans, Buckinghamshire (The Perfect City rural tour)
Cast included: Jamie Noar, Jessica Niles, Timothy Benjamin
Save Our World For You
- Taken from Showcase/Rehearsed Reading at the Etcetera Theatre Camden London UK March 2013