Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), with later revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek, Alistair Lloyd Webber and Nick Coler. The actors famously perform wearing roller skates, with original choreography by Arlene Phillips. In the story, a child’s train set magically comes to life, and the various engines compete to become the “Fastest Engine in the World”. The underdog, Rusty the steam train, has little chance until he is inspired by the legend of the Starlight Express, ultimately winning both the race and the heart of first-class coach Pearl.
It is one of the longest running musicals in West End history, with 7,408 performances; however, the Broadway production ran for only 761 performances. It is also the most popular musical show in Germany, where it has been performed continuously since 1988.
Dad, daddy, father; a familiar or old-fashioned term of address to one’s father.
A pet name for one’s grandfather.
A parish priest in the Greek Orthodox Church.
The letter P in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
another term for father
“oh, Poppa will be pleased”
“Papa had taught her to ride a bicycle”
“he saw his papa’s face change at this news”
a code word representing the letter P, used in radio communication.