He recalls one afternoon when sat at the piano and said to his brother "I'm going to write a musical based on The Devil Rides Out. " Ten minutes later his fingers wandered over the keyboard and hit the chord of 'A minor' and wrote the title song in about 10 minutes. It was pure inspiration, the whole show was written on inspiration - including many cups of tea.
Of course the novel is owned by the Wheatley estate and Colin had to get their permission to write and produce such a script. To cut a long story short, Dominic, Dennis's grandson, telephoned Colin and he explained what he had been up to. He played Dominic a track over the phone and thank God he liked the music.
This led to a meeting in London where Colin recalls the a wonderful moment driving through London with Dominic with his music blaring out on the car stereo.