Full programme announced for fourth year of

FROM PAGE TO STAGE 2016

Tristan Bates Theatre | 31 October – 20 November 2016

Full programme announced for the From Page to Stage season of new musicals at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn

New musicals, chosen from over 130 entries, include Heart of Winter by Tim Connor (The Stationmaster and Winner of the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song), Bananaman the Musical by Leon Parris and Rehab by Grant Black, Murray Lachlan and Elliot Davis (Loserville, Out There).

Season will also showcase the European premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton, In The Heights) 14-minute musical, 21 Chump Street

The From Page to Stage 2016 Season is comprised of three rehearsed, semi-staged readings, two gala evenings and the showcase evenings, which will allow audiences to see two complete mini musicals as well as two 30 minute selections from musicals in development in one evening.

The shows chosen for this year’s readings are:

Luna Park Music by Hyeyoung Kim, Lyrics by Michael Cooper, Book by Daniel F. Levin, Additional Material by Michael Cooper and Hyeyoung Kim – a look at the partnership between Skip Dundy and Fred Thompson, the true fathers of the modern themed amusement park.

Bananaman the Musical by Leon Parris – the live action debut of the much loved Man of Peel.

Rehab by Grant Black, Murray Lachlan Young and Elliot Davis – a poptastic, rock bottom to redemption journey for one rock star after choosing rehab instead of prison.

The showcase evenings will include:

The European premiere of 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Heart of Winter, music and lyrics by Tim Connor, story and dramaturgy by Lia Buddle.

Family-friendly musical, Pollyanna, book and lyrics by Steven Gallagher and music by Linda Barnett.

The Toyboy Diaries based on Wendy Salisbury’s book The Toyboy Diaries: Sexploits of an Older Woman, adapted for the stage by Simon Warne and Wendy Salisbury, with music and lyrics by Andy Collyer.

The season will be held at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 31 October – 20 November 2016. It is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment. Full listings and show information is below.

Katy Lipson says: “This year, From Page to Stage has chosen an exceptional group of shows that highlight the diversity and innovation present in new Musical Theatre. With over 130 shows submitted, we are so proud to have the opportunity to support and showcase these pieces and are looking forward to presenting them to industry and audiences alike.”

Matthew Keeler, Producer of Tristan Bates Theatre says: “We could not be more delighted to welcome back From Page to Stage to the Tristan Bates Theatre for another year, with such a stellar programme. It is vital that we develop, support and present the next generation of world-class musicals.”

Visit: www.FromPage2Stage.com |info@frompage2stage.com | @frompage2stage @AriaEnts

Listings
FROM PAGE TO STAGE 2016
Monday 31 October – Sunday 20 November 2016
Running time: varies, see website
Tickets: £12 – £16 / Box Office 020 3841 6611 / Book online at www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk Address: 1A Tower St, Covent Garden WC2H 9NP
Full schedule below.
Overall Schedule
Monday 31 October – 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Opening Night Gala Tuesday 1 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 1 (Luna Park)
Wednesday 2 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 1 (Luna Park)
Thursday 3 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 1 (Luna Park)
Friday 4 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 2 (Bananaman the Musical) Saturday 5 November – 2.30pm and 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 2 (Bananaman the Musical) Tuesday 8 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 3 (Rehab)
Wednesday 9 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 3 (Rehab)
Thursday 10 November – 7.30pm – Rehearsed Reading 1 (Rehab)
Friday 11 November – 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases
Saturday 12 November – 2.30pm and 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases Sunday 13 November – 2.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases
Tuesday 15 November – 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases
Wednesday 16 November – 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases
Thursday 17 November – 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases
Friday 18 November – 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases
Saturday 19 November – 2.30pm and 7.30pm – From Page to Stage Showcases Sunday 20 November – 2.30pm – From Page to Stage Closing Night Gala

 

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