The first episode of the new series celebrating British musicals premiered online on the 22nd October.
The series, which first premiered during the first lockdown in 2020, is a series of filmed human interest interviews with composers, writers, and creatives of musical theatre productions. Each episode takes a focused look at a variety of new musical theatre writing, and provides a platform for creatives to present their work to a wide audience.
Airing weekly, each episode is available to watch on demand via the In the Wings YouTube Channel and features musical direction by Henry Brennan, visual design by Justin Williams, and casting by Kelly Everitt.
The musicals featured in this six part series are: Améliore, Deptford Wives, Fiver, Reality Bites: The Interactive Musical, The Red Side of the Moon, and Tarrytown.
Each episode also includes variety of performances of songs from those shows, as well as already known musicals. The West End cast is made up of Emma Lindars (Groundhog Day, Made in Dagenham), Nikita Johal (Broken Wings, What the Ladybird Heard), and Cleve September (Hamilton, Jesus Christ Superstar). Meanwhile, the graduate cast is made up of Naomi Alade (London College of Music), Anna Amelia (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Olivia Brookes (ArtsEd), Owen Clayton (ArtsEd), Georgia Dixon (Italia Conti), and Sydnie Hocknell (ArtsEd).
All of the music was performed live by the band which is formed of Henry Brennan (Keys/MD), Leon Stenning (Guitars), Mark Fincham (Bass Guitar), and Nick Anderson (Drums).
To catch up and watch In the Wings visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY7yjTa4yMJ4kZR4Dr7RotA