New musical Lady M has unveiled a first listen to one of its songs.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth, Lady M has been created by musical theatre writing duo Gina Georgio and James Beeny of Toy Soldier Productions.
A teaser for the musical shares: “Lady M is a musical reimagining of Macbeth, telling the untold story of Lady Macbeth, whose haunted past lies at the heart of this infamous tale of murder, power and destruction.”
The piece has a sung-through score by Georgio and Beeny which is a blend of contemporary musical theatre and elements of rap.
Ahead of workshops starting on Wednesday 8 December, the musical has released a first look at the opening number of the show, Mother Scotland.
The performance, recorded in lockdown, features George Blagden (Vikings, Versailles, Company, Les Miseìrables 2012 film), Earl Carpenter (‘The Phantom’ in The Phantom of the Opera, ‘Javert’ in Les Miseìrables), Bradley Jaden (‘Javert’ in Les Miseìrables, ‘Fiyero’ in Wicked) and Karl Queensborough (‘Alexander Hamilton’ in Hamilton).
Check it out below!
The upcoming workshop is directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy (Oliver!, Porgy and Bess, Co-Director – Les Misérables: The Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre and Sondheim Theatre, Associate Director – Les Misérables UK Tour 2018, Miss Saigon UK Tour, Half A Sixpence).
The workshop’s cast will include George Blagden (Vikings, Versailles, Company, Les Miseìrables 2012 film), Kerry Ellis (We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Oliver!), Robert Hands (Doctor Who, Come From Away), Jamie Muscato (Les Misérables, Heathers, Big Fish), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six, Rent) and Karl Queensborough (Hamilton, White Teeth).
The workshop company is completed by Devon Elise-Johnson, Maria Graciano, Tom Hier, Sam O’Rourke, Claire Parrish and Paul Wilkins.
The workshop of Lady M will conclude with a showing of the work on 22 December at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.