Watch the Show The Fitzgeralds (chronology)

Zelda, a musical based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald was conceived by international songwriter Roger Cook.

Cook corroborated with fellow international songwriter and musician, Les Reed, to compose the musical score.

The composers drew their inspiration for the songs from the biography Zelda, by Nancy Milford.

Some 20 'concept' songs were written and recorded by Cook and Reed. The script, by Kit Hesketh Harvey,
was written around the concept recordings.

The first production of the show was at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford in June 2003, starring
Helen Anker as Zelda and John Barrowman as F.Scott Fitzgerald.

In April 2004 the show was transferred to London's West End starring Helen Anker as Zelda and
Michael Praed as F.Scott Fitzgerald. The London show was directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

A live performance of the show was filmed for archive purposes and can be viewed on YouTube.