Love Story is a ‘chamber musical’ written by Stephen Clark with music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall. It is inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling novel and subsequent film of the same name.
First performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre (directed by Rachel Kavanaugh) in the summer of 2010, it transferred to the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End in December 2010. Its USA première – in Philadelphia by the Walnut Street Theatre – took place on 4th September 2012. Click here to read an introduction to the production and to hear an interview with Howard. The first review to be published (following the official opening night on 12th September 2012), by Mark Shenton – can be found here. A short video of the production can be found on the Playbill site here and there is also a video article about the show on the FYI Philly site here.
Press reviews from the Chichester and London productions can be found within the Articles, Press, etc section of this site.
To purchase sheet music of the songs please visit Faber Music here: Love Story selections
The London Original Cast CD can also be found here
All enquiries about future performances should be directed to Adam Spiegel Productions.
Since 2010 Love Story has been performed in productions in the USA, The Russian Federation, The Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, South Korea, Italy and Germany. It was revived in June 2014 at Bolton Octagon Theatre, directed by Elizabeth Newman. A review of this production, starring Lauren Samuels and Daniel Boys can be found: here, here and again at the Union Theatre London in October 2014 starring Victoria Serra and David Albury, directed by Sasha Regan.