Swan Esther Swan Esther is a musical based on the bible story of Esther. It was written in 1982 by Nick Munns, who wrote the music and JEO, who did the words and the art work. A professional production was staged by the Young Vic in January 1984. Swan Esther has also been performed by a number of amateur companies. The original soundtrack was published on CD in May 2014 on the Stage Door record label. If you want to read the story, click here.