Christine Allado, Ramin Karimloo, Fra Fee &... Who's recording The Clockmaker’s Daughter?

04 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
In the studio: Christine Allado & Fra Fee

An all-star cast of leading West End performers will create a studio recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn’s British musical faerytale The Clockmaker’s Daughter which premiered in London in 2015.

Christine Allado as Constance (Peggy Schuyler in Hamilton in the West End); Ramin Karimloo as Abraham (The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies), Fra Fee as Will Riley (The Ferryman, Royal Court and West End); Matthew Croke as Henry Glynn (currently starring in the title role in Disney’s Aladdin in the West End); and Lauren James Ray as Amelia (Glinda and Nessarose in the West End production of Wicked) head up the cast, with more to be announced.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter, an original story with original music, is set in the fictional Irish town of Spindlewood. Like most towns of age, Spindlewood, has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’ warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’.

Every year, on the last night of winter, as the first day of spring unfolds, the townsfolk gather to take part in a strange ritual... The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a story built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown – a folk musical with a specific, yet timeless, feel.

Writers Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn met during a workshop at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010. Their first full-length musical, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, premiered at the Landor Theatre in Clapham. In 2016 it completed a further run at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall and was also produced by Trinity Laban. To date, it has been nominated for 11 awards. The record is produced by Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music and will be released by Auburn Jam Records later this year.