A new musical has launched this week with an innovative visual EP.
The new piece has been written by actor/writer Lewis Cornay and is produced by Matt Powell for MPTheatricals.
The 15 minute visual EP launched on the MPTheatricals YouTube channel on August 6, and you can watch it below.
Alongside Lewis Cornay, the visual EP star Emma Lucia, Adam Bailey & Lawrence Smith with James Nicholson, Alex Gage, Grace Mouat, Rob Houche, James Hume, Josh Barnett, Molly Lynch, Samuel Daltry, Julie Atherton, James Chisholm, Jed Berry, Joseph Davenport, Luke Fraser Yates, Matt Powell, Matthew Rankcom, Matt Mcdonald, Matt Powell, Keiran Brown, Renée Lamb, Caroline Kay, Hannah Grace Lawson, Jade Johnson and Hattie Kemish.
Making up the ensemble are Connor Hughes, Gregory George, Kyle Birch, Liv Alexander, Matteo Johnson, Meg Power, Molly Huddleston, Nick Gartland, Nicola Espallardo, Olly Christopher, Sadie Hurst, Savana Jeffrey, Shona Eaton and Tara Lucas.
A synopsis for the musical teases:
Snowflake is a fast /paced, kaleidoscopic musical which explores the tricky nature of sexual identity in a world obsessed with labels. The piece follows a group of twenty-somethings navigating the complexities of millennial life from open relationships to monogamy, virtue signalling to avocados. The musical challenges the box that you and society put yourself in, and asks how we can rewrite our narrative, when society seems so intent on controlling the parameters.
Powell commented: “During this time we wondered what the best way to launch Snowflake would be. Seeing as an integral part of the show is centered around the internet, this seemed like an interesting blend of worlds!
"We’re thrilled to have brought together a cast of really exciting 2020 grads and west end performers including: Rob Houchen, Grace Mouat, Molly Lynch, Julie Atherton- to name a few! They have all been incredibly supportive in bringing the show to life, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the industry doing its best to nurture new work in this very scary time for theatre!”
Cornay added: “After working on the project for nearly two years, It’s incredibly exciting to see it coming to life. The themes and messages of the show are really important to me, and I hope they will strike a chord (if you’ll pardon the pun) with audiences.”