© 2016 by Gus Gowland.

The Red Virgin
Book, Music & Lyrics
 
In January 2015 Gus was invited to work with the MA Musical Theatre Students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a piece of orginal musical theatre.
 
Based on the tragic true story of Hildegart Rodriguez & her mother Aurora, and set in Spain in the early part of the last century, The Red Virgin is an exciting new musical that tackles themes of eugenics, propaganda & disintegrating family relationships, set against a backdrop of the rise of fascism in Spain, and is currently in development.
 
 
 
 
I Want
 
This song was written to demonstrate the inner desire of Hildegart & the hold her mother, Aurora, holds over her.
 
Performed by:
Brigid Shine & Samantha Burns.
Musical Direction by:
Paul Marszalkowski
Abre Tus Ojos
 
This number is designed to appear throughout the piece in different forms and so we experimented with varying styles & condensed them here.
 
Performed by:
MA Musical Theatre students at RCS
Musical Direction by:
Paul Marszalkowski