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Maddie opened at London's Lyric Theatre on September 29th 1997 - the musical which had been in development for nearly 8 years was based on the Jack Finney novel 'Marion's Wall' (adapted as the 1986 film 'Maxie') and featured music by Stephen Keeling, lyrics by Shaun McKenna and book by McKenna and Steven Dexter.

Maddie was developed during the prestigious Stephen Sondheim Masterclass at Oxford University in 1990. After numerous workshops and a further 11 drafts of the script; producer Kenny Wax premiered Maddie at the Salisbury Playhouse on September 5th 1996. After achieving critical acclaim in Salisbury, the production transferred to London's Lyric Theatre the following year starring Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie, Kevin Colson and Lynda Baron.

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