THE PLAYHOUSE DERRY. LONDONDERRY ANNOUNCES THE SUCCESSFUL 12 PLACES IN NEW MUSIC THEATRE COMPANY
· Conservatoire level training and industry standard professional practice offered for free
· Company will deliver two surprise musicals and concert in next three months
The Playhouse Derry Londonderry has announced its The Playhouse Music Theatre Company, and two free surprise musicals.
The Company are Warren McCook, Ríana Lynch, Amy Kilgore, Aodhan Kehoe, Tori Messenger, Rachel Harley, Ashton Murphy , Molly Duffy, Matthew Irwin, Grace Doherty, Ezra Orr, Daniel McCafferty and Conan Hamilton. Company captain is Natalie Armstrong.
The company will deliver two free surprise musicals this month, and a concert in July.
The mystery musicals will run back to back, alternating each night from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 May. The musicals will be broadcast for free through the theatre's #DigitalPlayhouse to raise funds for the company.
Conservatoire level training and industry standard professional practice will be offered for free under musical supervisor Ben Levy, performance coach Ursula McHugh, choreographer Nadine Hegarty, and director Kieran Griffiths.
The company, have been charged with creating hope and optimism through art, and so will broadcast regularly from a dedicated Hope Café on The Playhouse socials in the lead up to the musicals" director Kieran Griffiths said.
"Our audiences won't know what is coming next from this café, what song, what musical, what message of positivity for the future. We hope that you will join us for a treat, and continue to both support and enjoy our work and the work of The Playhouse Music Theatre Company."
The new music theatre company has been created by The Playhouse ahead of a major musical drama premiering live across the world on Bloody Sunday's 50th Anniversary, The White Handkerchief in January 2022. The Playhouse will be seeking the city's best musical theatre performers for a variety of roles alongside and including the company.
The Company is a nine month training program running in advance of the production, to advance the skills those from the city who are strong music theatre performers and interested in world class training.
The Playhouse Music Theatre Company is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with kind thanks to the generosity of Mary Lou and Joe Quinlan.
The mystery musicals will run back to back, alternating each night from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 May at 8pm and will be live broadcast to The Playhouse website. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Donated proceeds to The Playhouse Music Theatre Company. Book or donate online HERE.