Summer 2019 - two new albums released!

Summer 2019 - two new albums released!

'Living In A Looking Glass World' and 'Captain James Cook's Journeys'

'Captain James Cook's Journeys'

To mark the 250th anniversary in 2018 of the first of Captain James Cook’s three historic Pacific voyages, which commenced at Plymouth in August 1768, Frederick McKinnon and myself, Tim Hunter, decided to create a new, shortened, 90 min version of our longer musical play. We decided to call this new play 'Captain Cook’s Journeys'. This new version of the play has fewer songs, and two new songs plus some lyric changes to songs from the original play. For the first time all the songs from the new play are available on one CD.

'Living In A Looking Glass World'

A new concept album inspired by the connections between North Yorkshire and Lewis Carroll.

Held captive by the Red Queen, and trapped in a strange world full of microchips and bytes, a young girl is rescued from the other side of The Looking Glass, back to the 1870s, where she belongs…

Disappear into the rabbit hole and journey into Wonderland with Tim Hunter’s new mini-opera ‘Living in a Looking Glass World’….

You’ll know Alice’s story, but what do you know of her creator, Lewis
Carroll, and his connection to Whitby? Tim Hunter, through this collection of spellbinding songs, with their haunting melodies and fantastical lyrics, takes listeners back to 1871, when Carroll made his last documented visit to the North Yorkshire town.
Staying at William Smith’s hotel, Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson), whose family home was in Richmondshire, was a frequent visitor to Whitby. On this visit, to attend his brother’s wedding in Sleights, Carroll is persuaded to save Smith’s young daughter, Sarah; held captive by the Red Queen, Sarah is trapped in 2021 after following her nose Through The Looking Glass.
Travelling into the future to rescue Sarah, Carroll finalises two of his better-known poems: ‘Jabberwocky’ and ‘The Walrus And The Carpenter’. Still one of our most popular classics 150 years after publication, Carroll’s story travels through time in more ways than one.

With this album, Tim Hunter adds yet another dimension…

‘Living In A Looking Glass World’ is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places and events are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events, places or persons, living or dead (or fictional), is entirely coincidental.