Nine shows have been announced as part of the third season. Readings include a new musical by Loserville writing duo Elliot Davies and James Bourne and also a new piece from Tim Sanders and Charles Miller, whose Return of the Soldier received a full production last year at Jermyn Street Theatre after a reading in the season.
The Stationmaster, a brand new British musical with music and lyrics by Tim Connor and book by Susannah Pearse, is to get a two-week run as part of From Page to Stage, a season of new musical theatre at the Tristan Bates Theatre from Monday 26 October to Saturday 21 November.
Producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment said: “We are delighted to confirm this year’s chosen work of one full-scale musical, three readings and four showcases amongst others. The 2015 season has been selected from an open application process which saw 80 musicals submitted and presents a mixed programme of work at various stages of development. From Page to Stage serves as a platform for new writing with a focus on new British musicals and supports not only the writers, but our audiences too. We hope the season will continue to act as a strong vehicle for the development of new musicals here in the UK and help secure partners for the future of some of the works included.”
She added: “The Stationmaster is a wonderfully, dark, chamber piece with an interesting book to explore in the form of a musical. The musical language is unique and has a blend of tuneful melody and interesting harmony. The story of the piece instantly grabbed my attention when we were reading through our submissions, and I feel it is a great example of what a British writing team has to offer. I think it will represent the From Page to Stage brand well as our headline musical this year.”
Producer Kim Sheard joins the team this year as associate producer.
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