NEWS: Clive Carter Joins Cast of The London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s Production of State Fair

The Olivier award and WOS nominated actor will join the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s debut public concert of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair. 


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical is brought to the London stage for the first time on the 6th November as London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s first public performance at the Cadogan Hall.

Playing the role of Abel, Clive Carter will be performing alongside Wendi Peters (Melissa Frake), Richard Fleeshman (Pat), Emma Hatton (Emily), Oliver Savile and Celinde Schoenmaker. 

Under the direction of Thom Southerland (Ragtime, Titanic) and conducted by LMTO’s founder Freddie Tapner, the cast and 32 piece orchestra will bring to life the 1996 Broadway production about the Frake family and their trip to the Iowa State Fair.

Clive Carter is well known on stage and screen, with his credits including: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Into The Woods and Les Miserables.

London Musical Theatre Orchestra have also confirmed the full ensemble taking part in the concert: Elizabeth Bright; Hywel Dowsell; Jessica Duncan; Adam Hepworth; Toby Hine; Charlie-Jade Jones; Lizzie Jay; Richard James King; Chris McGuigan; Matthew Pennington; Ana Richardson; Rebecca Ridout; Oliver Stanley; Rebecca Withers and Lizzie Wofford.

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



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