For a long time, Jimmy was inspired fascinated
by the story of James Magennis, the last man from Northern Ireland to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Jimmy was inspired to write a musical about this amazing man, Jimmy is indebted to George Fleming for his cooperation.
George wrote the book, Magennis VC.
The World Premier of Jimmy’s “Magennis the Musical” took place at Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn March 16th – March 19th 2011.
Jimmy has recorded a number of tracks which you can download and play.
In this half hour version Jimmy narrates through the eyes of Jim’s Older brother Bill who preceded him into the navy and whose letters home inspired Jim to head off to sea himself.
Jimmy is ably assisted by his daughter Jamie playing Jim’s mother and wife, David Glyn Whitbread playing Jim himself and the St Patrick’s school Choir, Rochdale with their musical director Monica Valjack. Enjoy!