The pair having never met in person, have come together to release new musical The Space Between.
West End star David Hunter (‘Waitress’, ‘Kinky Boots’, ‘Once’) and singer/songwriter Caroline Kay have collaborated to write, perform, and record a new musical Short, ‘The Space Between’.
Having never met before, the piece was made through using screen-recordings of live video calls over Zoom, FaceTime, and Whatsapp, to offer a glimpse into a couple’s difficult relationship through Lockdown.
David said “I’ve always wanted to write a musical, and I reached out to Caroline with the beginnings of an idea for a Lockdown creation.” The pair then agreed to collaborate and compose the piece by communicating solely via Whatsapp.
Caroline said: “Lockdown has affected all relationships in different ways and we wanted to explore what these effects might look like for one fictional couple.”
Hunter and Kay then teamed up with composer and musical director, Nick Barstow (another creative whom neither of the pair have met in person!), as arranger and musical supervisor, Imogen Halsey (on cello) and connected with Joe Davison of Auburn Jam Music LTD who mixed and mastered.
The piece is being released via Youtube today to help raise funds for the Theatre Artists Fund, the emergency fund for theatre workers in need of urgent support due to the coronavirus pandemic set up last month by theatre and film director Sam Mendes. People can watch the piece for free but are encouraged to donate if they can.