'Radical Jack', a musical performed by the National Youth Music Theatre, was Gary's first major community arts project.
Radical Jack was written from scratch in 5 days, with and by the company. This project was a collaboration between theatre and musical practitioners specialising in puppetry, musical theatre and contemporary and traditional folk music.
A series of workshops led to a live performance of the musical at Durham University.
Director Clare Prenton
Musical Director Gary Miller
Indonesian Shadow Puppet Specialist Tony Valberg
The Fishing Song / The Women's Church Song
Alice Alone (Alice's Lament)
If We Should Kill the Beast
The Chant of the Sprites
Battle Song (Jack Attack!)
Gary - it's been fantastic - Hope I haven't been too much of a nightmare!
(Clare Prenton, Director)
We've enjoyed the experience just as much as you have.
Lots of love, Judith
(Judith Lobendhan, Head Chaperone)
So happy to have met you, Gary.
You're the best.
With love, Marion
(Marion Knowles, Chaperone)
Thank you for inspiring the children and getting so much out of them.
I hope we work with you again.
(June Shepherd, Chaperone)
Thank you for your friendship,
(Isobel Tripney, Chaperone)
Thanks a lot for bein such a star wif all of us and 4 gettin my song in da show
(Emily Thompson-Worrel, Scarborough, Age 13)
Gary! Gary! Gary! Gary!
Thanks for helping us out, we couldn't have done it wothout you!
I've hada great time, you're an 'absolute legen'!
(Elizabeth Griffiths, Leeds, Age 17)
You kick ass.
I had a great time. I think this has been a great experience for everyone!
You made it really special and I loved it all.
Fae Alyson McKechnie
(Alyson McKechnie, Glenrothes, Age 14)
U have made this lab SO fun. U have been fun good luck in whatever u do next.
Thanks 4 everything
x Sophie x
(Sophie Elizabeth Forrest, Leeds, Age 14)
Gary, Gary, Gary!
The week wouldn't have been half as good without you! You're a star! Good luck and have fun whatever you do
Take care, love u!
(Claire Kilbride, Chesterfield, Age 16)
Thanks for everything, it's been SO great. Thank you so much for help with my song.
Lots of love
Rachel (Big Rach)
Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary... !!!
U R an absolute legend! Thanx 4 all u'r hard work and helping us put on such a BRILL show.
(Amy Suzanne Larcombe, Dendron, Age 15)
You were Great
(Rachel Teate, Middlesbrough, Age 15)
Thanks Soo much.
We love U
U've shown me so much
(Francesca Salt, Chesterfield, Age 15)
Been great working with you this week., hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.
(Charlotte Ramsbottom, Bishop Auckland, Age 16)
Hada great time working with you!
(Caeley Elcock, Northumberland, Age 15)
Thanks for doin' all the songs with us. It's been a great week.
(Joseph Taylor, Age 12)