A SONG from the new British musical TESS has made its debut on national radio.
The solo In My Hand, performed by West End and Broadway star Siobhan Dillon, was featured on the ‘Elaine Paige on Sunday’ show on BBC Radio 2.
Composer Michael Blore said: "To be included on such a popular and iconic national show as ‘Elaine Paige on Sunday’ was truly an honour and an enormous thrill, giving our show the sort of publicity it will need to get it on stage.”
Reaction to the airplay on social media was immediate, with listeners describing it as “brilliant” and “a beautiful song, beautifully sung”.
Meanwhile, ‘EP’ promised her audience: “I’ll let you know how it progresses.”
BBC radio presenter John Griff has added his voice to new British musical TESS - literally.
Lyricist Davies said: “What some of John’s audience may not know is that, as well as being a supremely talented radio broadcaster, he’s also got a terrific singing voice, and we were delighted when he picked up our challenge of getting involved in the cast recording. His characterisations are superb and he’s the ultimate professional, so we couldn’t be more thrilled that he’ll be featured on the album.”
TESS is a sumptuous new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Three demo tracks are already available for free online at www.tessthemusical.com and the album recording of the full show is expected to be released in the autumn of 2017.
Based on Thomas Hardy’s much-loved novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, TESS tell the devastating story of a poor village girl embarking on an emotional and dramatic journey that will lead to love, loss and ultimate tragedy.
“It was one of those stories that just stayed with me”, explains composer Blore who first read the novel as a teenager. “And I think that’s what gives it a chance (of success), because the best musicals are always about the story”. As Davies states, “it’s one of those stories that just kind of sticks in the public’s consciousness”.
With a majestic, classically romantic score and an evocative libretto, “the idea now”, says Davies, “is to get the support and try to get people on board and if they like it to spread the word”.
The 2 Michaels talk to BBC Radio Northampton presenter John Griff. For more details about the show, please go to www.tessthemusical.com
BANBURY LITERARY FESTIVAL
TESS WEST END SHOWCASE
DUET GETS LONDON OUTING
ELAINE PAIGE ON SUNDAY
1ST WHAT'S ON STAGE ARTICLE
FIRST SONG PERFORMANCE
BBC HOST SINGS ON ALBUM
LEADING LADY UNVEILED
BROADWAY STAR JOINS ALBUM
TESS SCOOPS WEST END STAR
LATEST STAR ANNOUNCED
WEST END STAR SIGNS UP
CASTING GROBY & TRINGHAM
CASTING THE DAIRYMAIDS
FIRST CASTING FOR ALBUM
TIM RICE BACKS TESS
TESS ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT
IN CONVERSATION WITH CTP
TESS ON THE BBC