Chrissie Morris-Brady had the idea for this musical, and wrote the words in 1989. After unsuccessfully looking for someone to write music for it, she asked me to have a go. It took me a long time to do this and, after finishing it, just as long to reach the point where I could produce it. We finally brought a team together and made four presentations at the Wessex Christian Centre, Bournemouth (formerly Bournemouth Playhouse) in February 2001.
Bid for a Bride is a love story, based on the life of the Old Testament prophet, Hosea, who received Divine guidance to marry a prostitute - an idea horrifying to such a man in the society in which he lived. With 22 original songs, this is the edited version of the final performance, with subtitles throughout.