NEWS: London Musical Theatre Orchestra to Perform UK Debut Roger and Hammerstein’s State Fair

Roger and Hammerstein’s State Fair will be performed on the London stage for the first time by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and a host of stars from the West End stage.

Having officially launched in June this year, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra will present State Fair at the Cadogan Hall on the 6th November.

Conducted by LMTO’s founder Freddie Tapner, the musical will be presented as a symphonic concert under the direction of Thom Southerland.

The 32-piece orchestra will bring to life the 1996 Broadway production about the Frake family and their trip to the Iowa State Fair. Featuring a score which includes: You Never Had It So Good and The Man I Used to Be, this special concert will also feature performances from Wendi Peters, Richard Fleeshman, Emma Hatton, Oliver Savile and Celinde Schoenmaker. 

With supporters including Jason Robert Brown, Stiles and Drewe, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra comprises a range of London’s greatest professional musicians with an enthusiasm for musical theatre. Performing alongside them a small number of the most talented developing professional players from the LMTO’s rehearsal orchestra will take their seats. 

LMTO has partnered with SYMM (one of the UK’s premier building companies) to release 100 tickets for State Fair priced at £15 and valid for a range of seats across the house. Tickets will be released on Thursday 13th October at 8pm to those who pre-register via

London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s performance of State Fair will take place at the Cadogan Hall on the 6th November. For more information visit: 

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