Beautiful and Damned

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For the novel see The Beautiful and Damned
Beautiful and Damned
Original poster
Music Les Reed
Roger Cook
Lyrics Les Reed
Roger Cook
Book Kit Hesketh Harvey
Basis F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel
The Beautiful and Damned
Productions 2004 West End

Beautiful and Damned is a musical with a book by Kit Hesketh Harvey and music and lyrics by Les Reed and Roger Cook.

Drawing its title from F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, it focuses on the turbulent relationship he shared with his wife Zelda during the Jazz Age. Young, stylish, and successful, they are the envy of high society friends who are unaware that behind their glamorous façade are two individuals doomed to tragedy.


The musical premiered in Guildford at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in June 2003, with John Barrowman and Helen Anker.[1][2]

The West End production opened on 28 April 2004 (previews) at the Lyric Theatre, where it ran until 14 August.[3] Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the cast included Michael Praed (Scott), Helen Anker (Zelda), Jo Gibb, Susannah Fellows, and David Burt.[4][5][6]

Song list[edit]

  • She's Over the Top and He's Under the Table
  • I'm Dancing
  • One of You Can Take Me Home Tonight
  • Beautiful Magnolia
  • Refuse to Be a Girl
  • Little Miz Alabama
  • Tomorrow
  • Shooter's Shoes/Casey's Grill
  • The Letters
  • Beautiful and Damned
  • Golden Days
  • Princess of the Western World
  • Tender is the Night
  • So Long
  • Living Well's the Only Way
  • The Old World Shines Again
  • Trouble
  • Save Me the Waltz
  • Being a Woman
  • Even Now


  1. ^ "'Beautiful and Damned' musical at the Lyric Theatre from 28 April 2004", accessed 31 January 2016
  2. ^ Staff. "'Beautiful & Damned' Fitzgerald Musical Opens 6 May", 27 January 2004
  3. ^ Staff. "'Beautiful and Damned' to Close in the West End", 24 June 2004
  4. ^ Beautiful and Damned, accessed 31 January 2016
  5. ^ Lawson, Katherine. "CurtainUp London review. 'Beautiful and Damned'", accessed 31 January 2016
  6. ^ Bennett, Ray. "Theatre Review. ‘Beautiful and Damned’ musical", 15 June 2004

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