Bill Blenman's "Sailor - The Musical Journey" (2006)
"Sailor - The Musical Journey" was an amateur production written by Bill Blenman with songs by Georg Kajanus.
It happened from 03 July until 08 July 2006 at the Carnegie Hall Dunfermline (near Edinburgh), UK.

The one-off, amateur production for charity of 'Sailor The Musical Journey' by Bill Blenman should not be confused with the totally separate and different Musical called 'Sailor', written by Roberto Trippini and Georg Kajanus with Barbie Wilde, from an original story by Georg Kajanus, lyrics and music by Georg Kajanus.  Details about this project can be found on a separate page. Click here!
The rights for the lyrics and music by Georg Kajanus that featured in 'Sailor The Musical Journey' by Bill Blenman are not available for future performance of 'Sailor The Musical Journey'.

Here you can see:

  • Details about the Musical
  • Photos from the world premiere of "Sailor - The Musical Journey" on 03 July 2006
  • Reviews/opinions about "Sailor - The Musical Journey"
  • Photos all around "Sailor - The Musical Journey" - taken before and after the world premiere

with special thanks to
Bill Blenman, Georg Kajanus and Barbie Wilde and the whole cast and crew of "Sailor - The Musical Journey"!!


Details about "Sailor - The Musical Journey":

"Sailor The Musical Journey" - written by Bill Blenman with songs by Georg Kajanus - was performed at the Carnegie Hall Dunfermline (near Edinburgh), UK from 03 July until 08 July 2006.
This musical has taken over three years to write. Georg Kajanus has given permission for Bill to use two unrecorded tracks for the musical that Georg originally wrote for his very own SAILOR musical in the 80s. The musical contains 21 songs mainly from the first four albums, "Sailor", "Trouble", "The Third Step", and "Checkpoint".
The production company Dream Maker Productions is a charitable company, where all proceeds that are remaining after production expenses have been paid, gets distributed to named charitable organisations. The company does not make any profit from this show.
The production is in aid of two very good causes close to Bill Blenman’s heart; The National Kidney Research Fund and MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Story Synopsis of "Sailor - The Musical Journey":

The story is essentially a romance. We meet Robert Leon, a former sailor living near the docks of a French fishing port. Now a lonely inebriate, he spends his life reflecting on the adventures of his past and dwelling on the hopelessness of the present. The chance meeting with a young orphan boy who befriends Robert is the vehicle which allows Robert’s story to unfold. We travel back with Robert to the colourful world of his travelling Matelot days and meet Josephine, the love of his life at a brothel in Copenhagen. We learn of the destruction of the relationship when Josephine travels to East Germany and becomes trapped behind the Iron Curtain and Robert’s vain attempts to rescue her and ultimately Robert’s descent into the oblivion of shore life and alcohol. Life however still has a few surprises for Robert and it is just possible that happiness will not elude him forever……

Set List of "Sailor - The Musical Journey":

ACT 1

  • The Old Nickelodeon Sound
  • Sailor
  • Down By The Docks
  • Let's Go To Town
  • The Street
  • Bumpety Bump *
  • Sailor's Night On The Town
  • Romance
  • One Drink Too Many
  • Quay Hotel
 

ACT 2

  • Josephine Colbert (Josephine Baker)
  • Give Me La Samba
  • Two Ladies On The Corner
  • Stiletto Heels
  • Blame It On The Soft Spot
  • Keep Off The Streets At Night
  • A Woman Like Me *
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Stay With Me Now
  • A Glass Of Champagne
  • Girls Girls Girls

* previously unreleased


Photos from the world premiere of "Sailor - The Musical Journey" on 03 July 2006:


Georg


Georg and Barbie


Katrin and Karsten together with Georg


Georg is presented with a copy of the Bond of Friendship, signed in 1945. Georg's hometown Trondheim in Norway is twinned with Dunfermline where the Musical takes place. The actual presentation took place after the Musical, but this press photo was taken before.


Bill Blenman and Georg Kajanus on stage


"The Old Nickelodeon Sound"


There's a little blind man with a Nickelodeon... ;-) "The Street"


Not the Full Monty... ;-) But "Let's Go To Town"


"Let's Go To Town"


"One Drink Too Many"


Old Robert tells Philippe about his life as a sailor


Old Robert meets his younger self in his memory when telling Philippe about his stay at "Quay Hotel"...


Come, come and see Josephine Colbert...


"Give Me La Samba"


"Give Me La Samba"


"Give Me La Samba"


The "Two Ladies On The Corner"


Young Robert with the "Stiletto Heels" girls


"Keep Off The Streets At Night"


Young Robert (David Mutch) during "Checkpoint Charlie"


Young Robert gets arrested at Checkpoint Charlie


Old Robert and Josephine finally enjoy a glass of champagne


Georg on stage with the cast


Georg is presented with a copy of the Bond of Friendship, signed in 1945. Georg's hometown Trondheim in Norway is twinned with Dunfermline where the Musical takes place.


Georg on stage with the cast


Reviews/opinions about "Sailor - The Musical Journey":


Photos all around "Sailor - The Musical Journey" - taken before and after the world premiere:


Bill Blenman and Georg Kajanus


Georg, Katrin presenting "Kajanus"


Linda, Steve, Katrin, Georg, Susanne and Karsten


More posing... in front of Carnegie Hall


Katrin together with author and producer Bill Blenman


Girls Girls Girls... Katrin, Susanne and Linda


Meeting fellow German SAILOR fans: Thomas and Ronny


Meeting another fellow German SAILOR fan: Richard


Susanne together with David Mutch ("Young Robert")


Katrin together with David Mutch


German SAILOR fan Richard gets his programme signed by Bill Blenman


Karsten together with Lee Ann Dey ("Josephine")


David Mutch ("Young Robert") together with GK


Thomas together with Georg


Richard together with Georg


Linda together with Georg


Malcolm before the last show of "Sailor - The Musical Journey" on 08 July 2006


Eileen and Susanne at Carnegie Hall before the last show of "Sailor - The Musical Journey" on 08 July 2006


Eileen and Malcolm


Eileen and Susanne at the stage


Malcolm and Eileen at the stage


Malcolm ready for the after show party... at the "King Malcolm Hotel"... ;-)


Eileen and Bill


Susanne and Eileen together with David ("Young Robert")


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Last updated: 20 December 2009


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