Another Musical Interlude

20 Oct

Don’t worry, this wasn’t turned into a music blog while I was away; it’s just that I’m excited to share this particular video and couldn’t wait a couple of weeks as originally planned.

Old Older Regular readers from TLH’s past life may recall that my son, Alex – Spud – was an aspiring actor and played the lead in a musical about the First World War. Well, finally, composer Oliver Mills has begun to release songs from the show, The Tree of War. It is a fantastic piece of theatre by Ollie and Rachel Mann, who wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics, deserving of a wide audience.

This is Alex singing Bert’s solo from the trenches:

If you like this one, there are three more great songs from the show available on YouTube, and the soundtrack is coming soon.

Incidentally, Alex is no longer an aspiring actor: he graduated from drama school in 2019, obtained an agent, and is currently residing in London, where the work isn’t. The work isn’t anywhere.

And in other news, Happy Boy is engaged to a lovely young maths teacher and they hope to marry in 2022, coronavirus permitting. And I subtract from that that if they begin multiplying, it will equal Happy Mum and Dad.

Enjoy the show!

13 Responses to “Another Musical Interlude”

  1. slpmartin October 20, 2020 at 16:34 #

    He has a marvelous voice…thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife October 20, 2020 at 16:35 #

      Thank you 🙂

      Though I don’t know why I’m taking the compliment as if I have a right to: I had nothing to do with it.


  2. Tom October 20, 2020 at 21:43 #

    A nice voice, Tilly! I’m sure the work will follow Alex to London when it realises that’s where he’s gone!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ron. October 22, 2020 at 12:26 #

    Marvelous lyrics, awesomely rendered. Big future; if not London…somewhere. You’re a lucky mother, TB.

    Please stay well & safe & encourage all mates, offspring, and everyone else to do the same.
    Blog on, TB.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife October 22, 2020 at 20:12 #

      Thanks, Ron. It’s a fantastic piece of theatre and the songs are so good.

      We are all being sensible and safe. I hope you and yours are all well. x


  4. Mike Patrick October 22, 2020 at 17:26 #

    Oh, Linda. Amazing. You have so much of which to be proud. It brought me to tears. I’m sure Viv is listening to it from heaven. I can hear her applause.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife October 22, 2020 at 20:14 #

      Thank you, Mike. I saw every show when it was performed in 2015 and I cried every single time. It’s a wonderful but respectful rendering of a terrible time.

      I miss Viv so much.

      Are you still blogging? There’s no link in your name.


      • Mike Patrick October 23, 2020 at 03:48 #

        I haven’t written a poem in years; however, bits and pieces keep floating around in my head. A notebook full of ideas awaits my attention.

        Liked by 1 person

        • The Laughing Housewife October 23, 2020 at 12:24 #

          I hadn’t written anything in two years until a couple of weeks ago. It’ll be there when you’re ready.


  5. thehutts October 23, 2020 at 09:39 #

    So sorry for Alex but good news Happy Boy re Maths teachers: they are the best – my Mother-in-Law is a great retired maths teacher.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife October 23, 2020 at 12:23 #

      Thanks, Sally. It’s the whole industry, so at least he’s not alone in his misery 😦


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