Star Rangers began life as a story by Janice Bowers.  Stephen wished to adapt it for the stage and began with a Star Rangers theme to which Janice provided the lyrics. She also wrote the song A Wizard for All Seasons but sadly died before much of the script was written. Stephen has now completed the adaptation, (wherever possible using Janice's original dialogue) and has written all the other songs. A selection of the songs are provided here, strictly as demos.

A Brief Synopsis

A young girl, Louise, is talking to her godmother. She thinks it would be wonderful to have a real fairy godmother but they only exist in stories. She is wrong and her fairy godmother calls on her friend Major Tom and  The Star Rangers to come and tell her a story.

 

King Stevvan of the planet Wolveran is fed up with his courtiers who create a ceremony out of every mundane task. He seeks advice from Castor the court magician who advises "a spot of travel" on the spaceship Star Ranger. Castor takes them to the small, but perfectly formed, planet of Brookendia where Stevvan meets and falls in love with Princess Anara.

Before leaving Wolveran, Stevvan appointed Count Tantalus to be his Regent. Tantalus sees the king's absence as an opportunity to take control of Wolveran for ever.

On Brookendia, Anara and Stevvan face opposition from her aunt Grand Duchess Augusta but she is eventually won over  by Castor.

On their return to Wolveran the spaceship is attacked  but of course they survive and Tantalus is put in his place.

Musical Numbers

Everybody Ought to have a Fairy Godmother     Fairy Godmother

Star Rangers                                                          Major Tom and Chorus

Court Etiquette                                                     Courtiers

Hassle                                                                    King Stevvan

A Wizard For All Seasons                                      Castor

Regency Style                                                        Count Tantalus

The Vision (Is it real)                                              King and Princess

Duet                                                                       Duchess and Princess

I've seen Him In My Sleep (Dream)                       Princess

Montypuss                                                             Montypuss

The Wizard's Got Me In His Spell                         Duchess

Courtiers Lament                                                   4 Courtiers

Star Rangers                                                          King, Princess et al

                       

A Wizard For All Seasons
00:00 / 03:02
Regency Style
00:00 / 03:12
Montypuss
00:00 / 03:08
Hassle
00:00 / 03:30
Duet verse 1
00:00 / 01:20
Star Rangers
00:00 / 03:56