New musical Bluff, written for radio, to premiere online this month

A brand new musical written exclusively for radio will premiere online this month.

Bluff, comedy by Matt Cavendish and Ed Zanders, will be available to download on Monday, 18 October from

The piece was recorded in full with West End cast and musicians at Masterchord Studios London

Completing the creative team alongside Ed Zanders (Producer and Composer), Matt Cavendish (Book Writer) and Ellie Coote (Director) is Charlie Smith (Sound Designer). The cast features Alex Young, Alan Cox, Ryan Kopel, Bobbie Little, Jeremy Lloyd, Paula James and Matt Cavendish.

BLUFF is a madcap, surreal, musical comedy about one honest man who grows up in a world where everyone lies about everything. We follow his journey as he navigates this strange and colourful universe, full of larger-than-life characters and peculiar situations.

Amidst all the madness, it becomes clear that our hero must come to terms with his own dark secret, as the world starts to unravel around him…

Bluff will be available to download for free for two weeks from Monday, 18 October 2021 at From Monday, 1 November there will be a small fee to access the musical.

Revealing more about the project, composer and Lyricist Ed Zanders said: “As a composer of musicals, you rarely get the opportunity to write something this large in scope – the sounds produced by our orchestra are truly epic.

“To also have it performed so brilliantly by this amazing cast, who charmingly bring this strange and funny world to life, is a real thrill. I can’t wait to share it.”

Matt Cavendish, Book Writer, added: “Writing for radio has allowed Ed and I to take on the epic world of musical storytelling without the limitations that usually apply when working in live theatre; large sets and endless scene changes no longer pose a challenge.

“This, coupled with the natural intimacy you get from working with microphones, has resulted in the creation of a unique piece of ‘theatre’ that feels fresh and very exciting.”

Ellie Coote, Director, added: “Creating Bluff as a radio musical was exceptionally fun. From recording a live orchestra to improvisation and learning how to create foley sounds, the whole experience was a wonderful, creative whirlwind. The cast all gave powerhouse performances, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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