Following a successful first series, the online celebration of new musicals whose runs were postponed due to the pandemic will return later this month.
For this second series, Composer and lyricist Robert J. Sherman (Love Birds, Bumblescratch, A Spoonful of Sherman) will interview a creative from each of the shows on each episode, discussing the cancelled shows, the industry shutdown, and what the future might hold for their productions.
The new series is set to air weekly from Friday September 25th at 7.30pm on the In the Wings YouTube channel. The series is free to watch for an unlimited time.
Hosted at the Arts Theatre, each episode features musical direction by Henry Brennan, visual design by Justin Williams, lighting by Ben Jacobs, and casting by Kelly Everitt.
Filmed in accordance with social distancing guidelines, the programme will focus on six postponed musicals; The Wicker Husband (by Darren Clark and Rhys Jennings); You and I (by Cordelia O’Driscoll and Tom Williams); Millennials(Elliot Clay); Terror at the Sweetshop (by Gavin Brock and Nichola Rivers); Plan Bea (by Suzy Davies, Verity Quade, Jessie Reeves, Rosanna McElroy, and Deborah Gersohn), and The Rise (by Graham Lappin).
Every episode also includes a variety of performances of songs from those shows, as well as already well-known musicals. The West End cast is made up of: Bree Smith (The Book of Mormon, Evita); Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie); Rebecca McKinnis (Dear Evan Hansen, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie), and Oliver Savile (Wicked, Falsettos). The show will also feature a performance by a 2020 Graduate. The Graduate cast is made up of: Nic Myers; Sabrina Basilé; Kayla Carter; Charlie Booker; Meesha Turner; and Caleb Lagayan.
In The Wings Series Two will be available to watch weekly from Friday 25th September at 7.30pm.