From Page To Stage Festival of New Musical Theatre 2018

From Page To Stage New Musicals Festival

Now in its 6th year, Aria Entertainment have announced details of the From Page To Stage Festival of New Musical Theatre 2018. Aria Entertainment’s thriving new musical theatre festival, From Page To Stage returns for its 6th year, with submissions now open. This year’s festival will take place in September at Southwark Playhouse, and follows the hugely successful 2017 festival, which took place at The Other Palace, and received over 300 submissions from across the UK and internationally. From Page To Stage 2018 will showcase each step of how an original musical is developed, from a song-writing showcase, to full staged readings of new musicals. There will also be a showcase evening, which will feature sections of at least four different shows in development with a repertory cast. Alongside the 2018 Festival at Southwark Playhouse, FPTS will launch a new venture, From Page To Stage North West in partnership with … Read more

UPCOMING: The Break – a new musical

The Break Arts Theatre

The Break Arts Theatre, Friday 6th October 2017 Seen in a rehearsed reading on the set of the current main house production, ‘The Toxic Avenger’, Katy Lipson’s Aria Entertainments presented a bigger outing than usual for this script sent to her during the last submissions round for the ‘From Page To Stage’.  And, indeed, unlike most of the works making it through to that festival, this work is more complete, more finished, and ready to be tested on a full stage, seen as a stand-alone piece and not as part of a wider, more varied programme. It is a full-length musical play, set in Northern Ireland and focused on the tribulations of an ordinary family, one exhibiting characteristics often understood to be typical of Irish domestic situations: a bullish but sentimental father; a meek, rather passive mother; a rebellious, iconoclastic son; a passionate, determined daughter.  There is one outsider here, … Read more

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