The Barn Theatre is to celebrate the music of Amies & Clements and Annabel Mutale Reed with online concerts.
The Barn Theatre has announced its next two virtual musical theatre concerts as part of their ongoing series celebrating the music of British musical theatre composers.
Upcoming concerts will showcase writing team Amies & Clements (Stephanie Jayne Amies and Teddy Clements) and musical theatre playwright, lyricist and director Annabel Mutale Reed.
The two concerts, which will be hosted by Barn Theatre producer Jamie Chapman Dixon, will each feature performances from West End stars alongside new and upcoming performers in the industry, to maintain the theatre’s ethos of providing a platform for people starting out in the industry.
Amies & Clements are the composers behind the award-winning musical Tomorrow, Maybe and in 2016 they formed the Aardvarks’ Can’t Jump production company with their close friend and director, Kevin Jones to help workshop and support new musicals.
Annabel Mutale Reed, who is mentored by legendary Tony award-winning composer, librettist and record producer Claude-Michel Schönberg, is known for her on musicals such as the critically-acclaimed STOP (with Leo Munby) as well as her collaborations with composer Jack Trzcinski. Annabel is also known for her directorial work, which includes the recent concert production of Zorro! The Musical at London’s Cadogan Hall.
The Barn Presents: The Music of Amies & Clements will debut on 27 June 2020 at 7:30pm BST with The Barn Presents: The Music of Annabel Mutale Reed debuting on 11 July 2020 at 7:30pm BST.
The concerts will be released on the Barn Theatre’s Facebook and YouTube channels and will see the musical theatre writers chat with Barn Theatre producer Jamie Chapman Dixon about their careers so far, the creation process behind their songs and special appearances from some of the performers to discuss their experience rehearsing and recording from home.
The line-up for both concerts will be announced at a later date.
Past concerts in the series – available to watch on The Barn Theatre’s YouTube channel – featured Welsh married award-winning song-writing team Daniel and Laura Curtis, Scottish award-winning composer Finn Anderson, who was recently announced as The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer from April 2020, and the award-winning musical theatre composer and book writer Elliot Davis.
The Barn Theatre (registered charity no. 1174253), which is facing a loss of £250,000 and possible permanent closure, have launched their SAVE OUR BARN campaign, via their website and social media platforms, to ensure the Barn Theatre’s survival.