THE HOSTAGE
(Play with songs)



Composer: Brendan Behan
Lyricist: Brendan Behan

Opened: June 11, 1959, Wyndham's, London
, and September 9, 1960, Cort Theatre, NYC
Performances: ? (London) and 127 (Broadway)

Note: Only numbers not found on the original London cast EP are noted below.


The Captain And The Kings:

1. 78/Decca F11147 (Dominic Behan with orchestra conducted by Eric Rogers) [also 45/Decca 45-F11147]
2. 45/Imposter IMP 002 (Philip Chevron) [reissued on Life In The Folk Lane, CD/Demon 722]
3. Brendan Behan Sings Irish Folksongs and Ballads, Spoken Arts Records SAC 760 (Brendan Behan) [reissued as CD/Outlet 2005]
4. The Hostage, Columbia Special Products (S) CDS 729 (1965 Bucks County Playhouse recording)
5. The Hostage, EMI/Columbia SCX 6498 (Maria Farantouri with chorus and orchestra conducted by Mikis Theodorakis) (music by Mikis Theodorakis and titled "I Remember In September") [reissued on CD/Minos-EMI 5609612]
6. Enas Omiros, Lyra ML 3702 (Mikis Theodorakis with orchestra conducted by Mikis Theodorakis) (music by Mikis Theodorakis and titled "Ton Septemvrio thymamai") [reissued on CD/Minos-EMI 5609612]
7. Mikis Theodorakis Canta e Dirige L'ostaggio di Brendan Behan, Dischi dello zodiaco VPA 8131 (music by Mikis Theodorakis)
8. Z, CBS AOS-3370 (music by Mikis Theodorakis and titled "I Remember In September")
9. Alexia & Mikis Theodorakis, CD/RCA 74321561012 (Alexia & Mikis Theodorakis) (music by Mikis Theodorakis and titled "I Remember In September")
10. Revolution, EMI/Columbia SCX 6423 (The Dubliners) [reissued as CD/Candid 1002]
11. Guaranteed Dubliner, CD/Dolphin Dara 9018 (Ronnie Drew)
12. The Best Of Ronnie Drew, CD/Celtic Airs (Ronnie Drew)
13. The Hostage, CAS/Private label 95-01 (cast recording) (music by Rooke) [reissued on CDr]

Brendan Behan also recorded a selection of songs on 78/Argo RG 239, although it is not known at this time if he recorded this particular song.