New British musical TESS will feature in a special showcase evening at London’s renowned Pleasance Theatre.
Staged by Edward Baxter Productions, the Composure event puts the spotlight on new musicals composed by “provocative, emerging writers.”
INNOVATIVE MUSICAL WRITING
The producers promise an “enthralling” evening, with the opportunity to “experience the forefront of bold, innovative musical writing before anyone else”, adding: “This night is to showcase the Sondheims, Jason Robert Browns and Pasek and Pauls of tomorrow!”
“It’s great to have Tess back on board,” says producer Edward Baxter. “We believe such a brilliant show deserves a bigger audience.”
NIGHT PROJECT THEATRE
Meanwhile, rehearsals are well under way for a first ever workshop performance of TESS at The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon early next year, with tickets going on sale very soon. For more information go to nightprojecttheatre.co.uk
For more information about the showcase follow @theEdwardBaxter, where you can also find @MusicalTess, or visit www.pleasance.co.uk/event/composure
'How to make a musical' blogs by TESS lyricist Michael Davies on WhatsOnStage:
Part 1: From page to concept album - WhatsOnStage
Part 2: Putting it out there - WhatsOnStage
Part 3: Tiptoeing towards the stage - WhatsOnStage
New British musical TESS has been chosen to be featured in a special showcase evening in London’s West End later this month.
Staged by Baxter & Batten Productions, the Composure event aims to shine a spotlight on new work “composed by provocative emerging writers”.
The producers promise the opportunity to “experience the forefront of bold, innovative musical writing before anyone else”, adding: “This relaxed evening is perfect for sharing a drink with friends and creative associates, and keeping your eyes peeled for the next Hamilton.”
TESS is a new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s much-loved novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles, composed by Michael Blore with book and lyrics by award-winning playwright Michael Davies. A concept album of the show has been released and is available to listen to online at tessthemusical.com/album where you can also sign up to #TeamTess for the latest news and updates.
Other shows featured at the Composure night include Turning 30 by Harry Style and Amy Le Rossignol, Mess by Michael D Rasmusson and Imogen Halsey, Obella by Stephanie Jayne Amies and Teddy Clements, and Perfectly Ordinary by Joe Wilson and Matthew Rankcom.
SELL-OUT WORKSHOP SHOWS
NEW LONDON SHOWCASE
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