Children of Eden

Book by John Caird

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

From an original concept by Charles Lisanby

Children of Eden was first produced at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End of London on 8th January 1991, produced by Children of Eden (UK) Ltd and Atlantic Overtures, with a Royal Gala attended by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales on the 15th January.

It first played in the US at the Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Virginia, opening on the 29th November 1991 and has subsequently enjoyed many hundreds of productions, both professional and amateur in the US and all over the world.

The original cast recording of the London production (by London Records) is much-sought-after but very hard to obtain. The US cast recording of the Papermill Playhouse production (Millburn, New Jersey) can easily be obtained in theatre record shops and online.

Children of Eden is published by Music Theatre International (MTI) in New York.  For further information about the show and a list of upcoming productions worldwide please click here to be taken to the link on the MTI website.

Some other links of interest about this show can be found here:

Guide to musical theatre


Stephen Schwarz


Creative Team

Director John Caird
Production Designer John Napier
Costume Designer Richard Sharples
Lighting David Hersey
Choreography Matthew Bourne
Orchestrations David Cullen
Keyboard Sequences Martin Erskine
Sound Designers Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken
Musical Director David Firman
Associate Musical Director Mark Warman
Associate Director Gregory Doran
Associate Designer Paul Ghirardani
Company Manager Trevor Williamson
Stage Managers Monica McCabe & Philip McDonald
Deputy Stage Manager Emma Neighbour
Assistant Stage Managers Sallith Goodman & John James Power


*Act 1*
Father Ken Page
Adam Martin Smith
Eve Shezwae Powell
Snake Richard Lloyd-King
Cain Adrian Beaumont
Abel Shion Abdillah/Ramilles Corbin/Ashley Waters
*Act 2*
Father Ken Page
Noah Kevin Colson
Mama Noah Earlene Bentley
Shem Craig Pinder
Ham Ray Shell
Japheth Anthony Barclay
Aysha Hiromi Itoh
Aphra Ruthie Henshall
Yonah Frances Ruffelle
*Angels & Animals*
Kerry-Jane Beddoes
Kaye Brown
Sophia Butler
Anna-Jane Casey
Colin Charles
Sally Dewhurst
Stephane Drouard
Jacqui Dubois
Brenda Edwards
Andrea Francis
Antoni Garfield Henry
Steven Houghton
Graham Hubbard
Stephen Kent
Vanessa Leigh-Hicks
Glenn Lee
Kumiko Miura
Michael Aaron Peth
Elizabeth Renihan
Andrew Robbins
Mitch Sebastian
Jonathan Stigwood
Sonia Swaby
Matthew White
Michael Winsor
Tunku Yasmin