Rufus Hound will host a charitable concert on the Sunday before Christmas (18 December 2016) at The Actor’s Church in Covent Garden featuring an incredible line up of musical theatre stars. The concert will be held in aid of Children with Cancer UK. Rufus Hound will be joined by Ramin Karimloo, Cassidy Janson, Ben Forster, Emma Kingston, Peter Polycarpou, Sandra Marvin, Jordan Shaw, Emmanuel Kojo, Carole Stennett, Norman Bowman, and Chris Johnson. The concert will also feature the Musical Theatre Masterclass Choir – a group of talented students from the London performing arts school, run by Michael Xavier. Michael says: “I am so grateful to these incredible musical theatre stars who are performing in this very special Christmas concert. They are already so busy, starring in hit west end shows like Phantom of the Opera, Murder Ballad, Motown, The Bodyguard, In the Heights, Beautiful and Stepping out. It’s incredibly generous … Read more
for me, ‘Murder Ballad’ is all about the exciting score which doesn’t depend on the screaming tenor, but on the sultry bass and an amalgamation of sexed up jazz/pop, with thirst-quenching rock belts (which are, of course, gratefully received). With their music and lyrics, Jordan and Nash blow the dust from the spine of a told tale.
Ramin Karimloo, Kerry Ellis and Preeya Kalidas will headline a concert production of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. The concert presentation will launch The British Theatre Academy, an organisation which has been set up to give young people who can not afford to access theatre theatre training the opportunity to work with top creatives in venues around the country. British Theatre Academy Artistic Director Matthew Chandler said: “I am delighted that Kerry, Ramin and Preeya are giving our kids the opportunity to work with such amazing, inspiring, world class talents. Godspell promises to be an unforgettable expeience for them all”. Godspell, will be directed by Dean Johnson with musical direction by Michael Bradley (Grey Gardens). The British Theatre Academy will also present The Secret Garden at the Ambassadors Theatre in July/August with over 300 performers taking to the stage. Godspell will be performed on … Read more