Being a show about a piano, and not being a pianist myself, I enlisted the help of Norwich piano teacher and jazz musician Simon Brown (pictured with Monster). He covered the Chopin, ragtime and boogie woogie piano elements. However, I'm rather pleased with this little piece, half of which we used in the show, which shows off the toy piano while simultaneously demonstrating why you won't often hear it national radio.
It's a waltz followed by a march. The march bears a very close resemblance to a famous classical piece of music which I'll leave you to identify.
The show was a monster in more ways than one. As well as involving the sampling of the piano, there are three animated sequences that needed music, foley and scripts recorded and applied. And the show as a whole is almost never silent. So it was a relief to declare it 'in the can' at the dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon and kick off the weekend on a high.