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MONKEY FRONT PAGE LONDON THEATRE MESSAGE BOARD
Until Saturday 5th August 2018
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE
This summer Chickenshed proudly presents a brand new musical adaptation of David
Walliams' acclaimed best-selling book, Mr Stink.
The very kind, but lonely, 12 year old Chloe invites the homeless 'Mr Stink' and
his dog, Duchess, to leave behind the wooden bench where they have taken up
residence and secretly move into her family's shed.
Matters become more complicated when Chloe's mother - who has unfulfilled
political ambitions - tries to take credit for Chloe's generosity. And precisely
who is Mr Stink, anyway?
Chickenshed's production of Mr Stink follows last year's rip-roaringly
successful adaptation of The Midnight Gang.
"Chickenshed is quite rightly a legendary theatre company, not just for its
inclusivity but also the incredible quality of its work. Their production of my
book 'The Midnight Gang' is beautiful, and made me laugh and cry in equal
measure. Do try and see it and all the work of Chickenshed Theatre if you can.
"Chickenshed is probably the most important theatre company in the world"
We are delighted to announce that renowned British presenter, broadcaster and
journalist JEREMY VINE, will be making his professional acting debut with a
cameo performance in Mr Stink.
Join Chickenshed this summer for a brilliantly staged musical version of a
warm-hearted and extremely funny story. We guarantee that you will laugh, you
will cry and you might well also want to hold your nose!!
Evenings at 7pm
Matinees: 1pm or 3.30pm, see website for schedule.
£7 to £15
Phone: 020 8292 9222
Email: bookings(at symbol)chickenshed.org.uk
Bear In The Air Productions present:
by Heather Simpkin
directed by James McAndrew
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, Covent Garden, London
Ends Saturday 28th July 2018
Two men are trapped in a confined space which they interpret as
their cell. Since being taken against their will, the only world that exists for
them is that cell and an enigmatic White Room where there are few clues to their
immediate predicament. Desperation grows as Declan (Samuel Ranger) and Topher (Conor
Cook) try to find a way out and discover answers to their questions. As the
tension builds both characters reflect upon each other and their situation. Will
they buckle under the strain of emotional endurance or can they remain rational
enough to piece together the twists and turns of their absurd situation?
Poignant, wryly humorous and scarily relevant. Bold, punchy and powerful new
Saturday matinees: 2.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval).
Tickets: £15 (£12.50 concessions)
Phone: 020 3841 6611
The Tristan Bates Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible.
SEARCH FOR NEW MUSICALS
Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the global company who represent some of
the biggest musicals in the West End and Broadway, is now running a major
search to discover the next generation of great British musicals to add
to The British Musicals Collection.
TRW’s current crown jewels, which they license to professional
producers, amateur companies and schools worldwide include The Bodyguard
the Musical, The Color Purple the Musical, Ghost the Musical, Grease,
Monty Python’s Spamalot, Jersey Boys, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, We
Will Rock You, Million Dollar Quartet, Big Fish, The Addams Family,
Memphis the Musical, Stiles & Drewe’s The Wind in the Willows and the
recent Broadway hit On Your Feet The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan -
due to get its UK premiere next summer at the London Coliseum.
Now its recently opened UK office is launching The British Musicals
Collection to offer the same chances for new and upcoming British
musicals to join their growing catalogue and get worldwide exposure both
in the amateur and professional markets.
Drew Baker, Vice President of TRW UK said: “I’m passionate about
encouraging, nurturing and supporting new British musical theatre. The
British Musicals Collection is a new initiative from us in the London
office that will support writers and composers and help them sustain the
longevity of their work.TRW is so proud of this catalogue and excited
about the future of musical theatre in Britain. We are currently looking
at new productions nationwide, including at the upcoming Edinburgh
Fringe, and the team can’t wait to begin conversations with all the
talented writers we know are here in the UK!”
The British Musicals Collection currently features 3 titles: the
award-winning The Hunting of the Snark (Music & Lyrics Gareth Cooper,
Book Annabel Wiogoder), The Battle of Boat (Book & Lyrics Jenna
Donnelly, Book & Music Ethan Lewis Maltby) and Imaginary A New Musical
(Book & Lyrics Timothy Knapman, Music & Lyrics Stuart Matthew Price).
TRW now want new British musicals to apply to join them.
Composers/writers should send a short synopsis, script and any
recordings they may already have to:
submissions(put the @ symbol here)theatricalrights.com
LOST WEST END VINTAGE 2
NEW DOUBLE ALBUM CELEBRATES LONDON’S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS
TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 27th 2018
Following last year’s critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End
Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an “Essential New Release")
Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost
West End Vintage 2’ to be released on July 27th 2018.
LOST WEST END VINTAGE 2 celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the
1940s, 50s and 60s, compiling songs from 37 West End productions and
showcasing these unique theatrical works from the golden age of the
Presented as a Deluxe 2CD set; 'Lost West End Vintage 2' features 50
tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time)
from London Cast recordings to pop covers, live recordings and other
musical rarities. Ranging from 1943 to 1962, the selections featured
include a broad range of musical styles and genres from prolific theatre
composers including Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Julian Slade, Sandy
Wilson, Vivian Ellis, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and more. The album
includes a glittering ensemble of star performers including; Mary
Martin, Jeremy Brett, Sally Ann Howes, Dora Bryan, Julie Wilson, Evelyn
Laye, Barbara Windsor, Elizabeth Seal, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Julie
Andrews, Anna Neagle, Spike Milligan, Joan Sims, Millicent Martin and
The musicals featured on 'Lost West End Vintage 2' are: 'The Lisbon
Story' (1943), 'Sweet Yesterday' (1945), 'Under The Counter' (1945),
'Pacific 1860' (1946), 'Cage Me A Peacock' (1948), 'The Kid From
Stratford' (1948), 'Tough At The Top' (1949), 'King's Rhapsody' (1949),
'Ace Of Clubs' (1950), 'Golden City' (1950), 'Dear Miss Phoebe' (1950),
'Gay's The Word' (1951), 'Rainbow Square' (1951), 'And So To Bed'
(1951), 'Bet Your Life' (1952), 'Wedding In Paris' (1954), 'After The
Ball' (1954), 'The Water Gipsies' (1955), 'A Girl Called Jo' (1956),
'Summer Song' (1956), 'The Buccaneer' (1956), 'The Comedy Of Errors'
(1956), 'Wild Grows The Heather' (1956), 'Free As Air' (1957), 'Lady At
The Wheel' (1958), 'Irma La Douce' (1958), 'Mister Venus' (1958),
'Chrysanthemum' (1958), 'Lock Up Your Daughters' (1959), 'Marigold'
(1959), 'The Love Doctor' (1959), 'Kookaburra' (1959), 'Fings Ain't Wot
They Used T'Be' (1960), 'Follow That Girl' (1960), 'King Kong' (1961),
'Blitz!' (1962), 'Cindy Ella' (1962).
Although the shows didn't last, their music lives on and this collection
affirms that the 'lost' musicals featured are well worth rediscovering.
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For the first time, a new book examines the complete output of Pulitzer
Prize and Tony award-winning composer Jonathan Larson. “Boho Days: The
Wider Works of Jonathan Larson,” written by J. Collis and authorized by
the Larson estate, will be released in digital and print formats on
October 16th, 2018.
Covering Larson’s work from student cabarets at Adelphi University
through RENT’s creative process, “Boho Days” tells the story of a young
composer on the edge of a rapidly changing New York theatre scene. Based
on extensive archival research and interviews with over 60 of Larson’s
associates and collaborators, Collis’ book features discussion and
analysis of major works such as Superbia, tick, tick… BOOM!, J.P. Morgan
Saves the Nation, and RENT. “Boho Days” also addresses a number of
lesser-known Larson works including his educational theatre
compositions, a collaboration with National Lampoon, and the children’s
video Away We Go!
“I initially wrote an article about Superbia,” said Collis, an alumni of
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “It became clear pretty
quickly that there was so much more to write about, that nobody was
writing about it, and that the first step would be to demystify the
collection and let people know where to start.” The article, “Static on
a Screen”, was published in Studies in Musical Theatre from Intellect
Ltd., and a revised version featuring additional research is included in
J. Collis earned his Master of Arts in Theatre
Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama before working
as a part-time freelance theatre and media critic. Following a path into
production, he has since moved into film localization and streaming
media. He currently resides in Berlin, Germany.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
“Boho Days” is now available globally for preorder in hardback (ISBN
978-3-00-059113-6) and digitally (978-3-00-059112-9) in the US, Canada,
UK, and Germany. Hard copies are available from all bookstores.
Digital distribution is serviced through StreetLib. Libraries can order
via Ingram and Overdrive.
JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN
Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine and Curve
THE UK PREMIERE OF
ON YOUR FEET!
A LIMITED SEASON AT THE LONDON COLISEUM
FRIDAY 14th JUNE until SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2019
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce the UK premiere
of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which will play
a limited season at the London Coliseum from Friday 14th June until Saturday
31st August 2019. Tickets are
on sale now.
Prior to the London run there will be seven performances at Curve,
Leicester from 3rd until 8th June 2019. Visit
www.curveonline.co.uk for on sale
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and
charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami
and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most
iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’,
‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the
most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music.
In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria
recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received
numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career.
Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound
Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing
infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they
have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards..
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing
for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst
the production in Holland continues until August.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell
(Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner
Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner
Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tuesday to Thursday: £147.25, £125.25, £81.25, £56.25, £47.25, £37.25,
Friday to Sunday
£147.25, £125.25, £97.25, £67.25, £57.25, £47.25, £41.75, £27.25,
Booking fees of between £1.50 and £2.25 per ticket apply.
Phone: 0207 845 9300
The Clockmaker’s DaughterStudio Cast Recording
Acclaimed new British musical The Clockmaker’s Daughter premiered in
London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards.
Now an all-star cast of leading West End performers has been assembled
for The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Studio Recording, a thrilling new studio
recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn’s musical faerytale.
Christine Allado (Constance) is currently starring as Peggy Schuyler in
Hamilton in the West End, Ramin Karimloo (Abraham) was The Phantom in
The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies), Fra Fee (Will Riley) was
in The Ferryman, Royal Court and West End, Matthew Croke (Henry Glynn)
is currently starring in the title role in Disney’s Aladdin in the West
End, Lauren James Ray (Amelia) Glinda and Nessarose in the West End
production of Wicked, head up the cast, with more to be announced.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter, an original story with original music, is set
in the fictional Irish town of Spindlewood. Like most towns of age,
Spindlewood, has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’
warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’. Every year,
on the last night of winter, as the first day of spring unfolds, the
townsfolk gather to take part in a strange ritual... The Clockmaker’s
Daughter is a beautiful story built around themes of prejudice,
discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown - a folk musical
with a specific, yet timeless, feel.
Writers Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn met during a workshop at the
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010. Their first full-length
musical, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, premiered at the Landor Theatre in
Clapham. The show went on to a sell out run and critical success. In
2016, it completed a further sell-out run at the Minack Theatre in
Cornwall and was also produced by Trinity Laban. To date, it has been
nominated for 11 awards
The Clockmaker’s Daughter - Studio Cast Recording is Executive Produced
by David Ball Productions. The record is Produced by Joe Davison for
Auburn Jam Music, and will be released by Auburn Jam Records later this
year with limited edition CDs, complete with cover design by Kyle
Lambert (Stranger Things) and original concept artwork by Daniel Finn.
Now available for pre-order from:
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