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Mal Pope

Mal Pope was born in Brynhyfyd in Swansea, and was discovered by Radio 1 DJ John Peel as a fresh faced teen musical genius, and was quickly signed up by Elton John’s newly formed record company Rocket Records. After many years living, performing and recording on London he decided to move back home to Wales, first becoming a researcher for BBC Radio Wales, and later a producer. Television followed, with him having his own show for HTV “The Mal Pope Show”. In 1995 he produced his first musical “Copper Kingdom” which came to Swansea Grand Theatre in June of that year. Mal wrote the music to Iris Gower’s words. He has since followed up with theatre successes with Amazing Grace in 2005 and again in 2006 both performed at The Grand Theatre. In 2007 he wrote a new musical on the life of the boxer Tommy Farr called “The Contender” to great critical acclaim and starring Mike Doyle in the title role.  Mal Pope has had a fabulous career and he has toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel and Belinda Carlisle and more recently Merrill Osmond, and has an impressive back catalogue of his own albums. In 2009 his new musical “Cappuccino Girls” opened at Swansea Grand Theatre and a new version of the title track was recorded by Bonnie Tyler.

Cappuccino Girls opens at the new Evening Post Theatre, 219 High Street in Swansea

On Thursday 22nd September 2011


The official Swansea Flash mob for Mal Pope’s “Cappuccino Girls”

Which took place in Castle Square in September 2009