Watch: Besties Lucie Jones & Lauren Samuels performing ‘Seize The Moment’ from LMTO’s forthcoming concert staging of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends

24 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

If you can’t wait until 2 and 3 November 2018 to see London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert version of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends at The Bishopsgate Institute, then here’s a teaser video of Lucie Jones & Lauren Samuels singing a track from the score. Will you be joining them for the real thing?

Starring best friends Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde, UK Eurovision Entrant 2017, Les Misérables) and Lauren Samuels (Bend It Like Beckham, Romantics Anonymous, We Will Rock You), Girlfriends follows the story of a group of women working at a RAF bomber command during WWII. The emotionally compelling musical explores the bravery, camaraderie, solidarity and humour displayed by the women working there as they pack parachutes, make shells and fall in love against a backdrop of war and destruction.

Also in the cast are Natasha Barnes as Sally (Funny Girl, Mack & Mabel), Bronté Barbé as Jane (Beautiful, Shrek UK Tour), Vikki Stone as Jasmine (Concerto For Comedian and Orchestra, Lyric Hammersmith’s Aladdin and Jack & The Beanstalk) and Rob Houchen as Guy (Candide, Les Misérables, Eugenius). The ensemble includes Lisa Bridge, Charlotte Clitherow and Tara Divina.

The concert, directed by Bronagh Lagan, will feature new orchestrations by Simon Nathan and the composer, and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be conducted by Freddie Tapner and led by Debs White. The concert will also be recorded for release as a live cast album.