Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds were first brought together in 1998 to collaborate on a new musical based on the Vincent Price cult classic Theatre of Blood. The production was due to be "previewed" at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth before transferring to the Shaftsbury Theatre in London's West End. Unfortunately, a last-minute hitch with the film rights resulted in the whole project being shelved. But fortunately, Charles and Kevin developed a great friendship and, undaunted by this set back, immediately started working on an original piece called When Midnight Strikes, set at a New Year's Eve party at the turn of the millennium. The show had a successful debut at London's Cochrane Theatre. After an additional production at the Chelsea Theatre, When Midnight Strikes had it's professional premiere at the Finburough Theatre in Earls Court, enjoying rave reviews, sold-out houses, an extended run, and an original cast album. When Midnight Strikes has also been translated into Norweigen, premiering in Oslow, Norway.

 

Most recently, When Midnight Strikes enjoyed its latest success with a critically hailed production at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in London. In addition to across the board rave reviews and sold out performance, the production was nominated for "BEST MUSICAL" by the OFFIES (The Off-West End Theatre Awards).

 

In addition, Charles and Kevin wrote Brenda Bly: Teen Detective which had its world premiere at the Cochrane Theatre in London, soon followed by it's professional premiere at The Bridewell Theatre, London. After it's rave reviews and sold out performances, Brenda Bly: Teen Detective was published by Samuel French, Ltd. and is currently playing world wide from London, Pennsylvania, Dublin, Malta, Texas and many other places around the world.

 

Their musical Hope, which has had many incarnations and has played in Westminister Theatre - London, Cochrane Theatre, London, Bridewell Theatre - London, Zug, Switzerland and Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Their Christmas musical Mr. Christmas won "Best Musical" at the NEPTA Awards, and had it's London premiere in London this December 2009. Other shows include No One In The World (London and New York), Build Me A Bridge (London and New York), R.S.V.P.A.S.A.P (London's Cochrane Theatre), Big Top (Bridewell Theatre), and Lost In New York (Mount Airy Casino, Pennsylvania).

 

Recordings include Avenue Q star Julie Atherton's A Girl Of Few Words, Marc Joseph's Clear Blue Sky, the original cast recording of When Midnight Strikes, and It's Just The Beginning: The Songs of Miller and Hammonds.

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