Do you want to see the first live performances – with a live band – in a theatre since the West End and Off-West End closed in mid-March? Then tune in from tonight (12 June 2020) to see what’s been happening at the Union Theatre this month in lockdown.
In the Wings, a new four-part weekly series showcasing four new musicals that were postponed by Covid19, commences tonight. The episodes were filmed live at London’s Union Theatre, in strict accordance with social distancing guidelines, from 3 to 6 June 2020.
In The Wings comprises human interest interviews – led by Olivier Award-winning composer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) with composers, writers, and creatives of the shows.
There will also be live performances by West End stars Dougie Carter (Les Misérables; Sunset Boulevard), Aaron Lee Lambert (Hamilton; Miss Saigon; Sweeney Todd), Steph Parry (Mamma Mia; 42nd Street) and Laura Pick (Wicked; The Sound of Music), singing songs from the new shows as well as a selection from already well-known musicals.
The featured new musicals are:
- No Limits
- Legends of Arahma
- Dorian: A Rock Musical
The series starts on YouTube and Facebook tonight at 7.30pm with No Limits, written by Sam Thomas. It’s followed by a new episode each Friday until 3 July.
In the Wings is co-produced by Justin Williams and Henry Brennan, with musical direction by Brennan, design by Williams and video design by Ben Bull.