Thursday, 10 August 2017

IN REHEARSALS: Unfolding Tales at The Stockwell Playhouse

Currently in rehearsals is a piece of New Musical Theatre called Unfolding Tales based on the life of the author of ‘The Lord of The Rings Trilogy’ and ‘The Silmarillion’ J. R. R.Tolkein. 

We were lucky enough to be given an exclusive first look at the cast of the stages concert version in rehearsals. 

The cast is led by Liam Doyle as Tolkien (Legally Blonde (Warner Huntingdon III, U.K. Tour), Heathers (Kurt Kelly, The Other Palace), Ghost (Sam Wheat, Asian Tour), WICKED (Fiyero, UK tour), Mamma Mia (Eddie, Novello Theatre), West Side story (Tony, Kilworth House Theatre), Jodie Steele as Tolkien’s Mother
Mabel (WICKED (Stand by Elphaba, UK & International Tour), FAME (Carmen Diaz), Legally Blonde (Margot & 1st cover Elle/Brooke, Kilworth House), Jesus Christ Superstar (1st cover Mary, UK Tour), RENT (Mimi, The Tabard Theatre) and Alexa Terry as Edith Bratt, who originated the part (Insane About Broadway (Musical Theatre concert, West-End), Unfolding Tales (Edith Bratt, Arts Theatre), Dick Whittington (Pantomime), Aida Cruises (Lead soloist).

Accompanied by a strong ensemble, comprised of original cast from past
workshops and new members: Giuseppe Pellingra, Gareth Bretherton, Sebastian Hill, Graham Foote, Aidan Cutler, David Purdue, Kate Izzard, Joe Hubbard-Bateman, Emily Harrigan, Natalie Woodward, Hannah Out, Louisa May, Sarsi Grace, Mark Sampson and Gabriel Hampton-Saint. 

Unfolding Tales is the brain child of new composer Joseph Purdue and Claire Gibson. It’s the story of the man behind the stories; from his times before and during the publication of the infamous trilogy read by millions the world over: the life is as in depth as his books.

Running this week only 11th and 12th of August at the Stockwell Playhouse and tickets are still available.

Article by James-Lee Campbell
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