Date(s) - 28/09/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Other Palace
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You are invited to MMD and MTN’s annual social event!
Following on from the success of last year’s Summer Social, make this the perfect year by joining us for our September Sing-A-Long Social!
What is a social sing-a-long we hear you people sing? Well, remember way way back to those happy times gathered around a piano with your family singing musical theatre standards? No? Us neither. But wouldn’t it be good? (You: Oh so good), Us: Wouldn’t it be fine? (You: Oh so fine) Ahem. Anyway, we were thinking it would be fun if you’d consider yourself at home, consider yourself one of the family in a room of musical theatre friends and colleagues making a memory or two singing the music of the night together.
Imagine the electricity – in the room where it happens – as a practically perfect leading lady leads the crowd in singing a British musical theatre song! Or perhaps you’d like to unleash your inner prima donna/leading man and pick out a simple tune as a solo?
Try not to get worried (about singing on your own – that’s entirely optional). Try not to hang onto problems that upset you (like not being note perfect – or not knowing the words) as we’ll supply song lyric sheets and there will be plenty of opportunities for group sing-a-longs. The emphasis will be on the fun of singing together, rather than an audience saying thank you for the music. It could be surprisingly good for you…
In summary – join us for a fabulous evening celebrating British musical theatre by singing classics from your favourite shows from Oliver to Evita to Everybody’s Talking about Jamie. We promise the singing is entirely voluntary and there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise with fellow members and relax at the bar. Even if you don’t even know it yet, few other Friday night plans could be more fun than this!
We are delighted Nigel Richards and Alex Young will be Guest Performers at our September Sing-a-long Social!
You’ll recognise Nigel from London’s West End, having played ‘The Phantom’ in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), ‘Duke Frederick’ in As You Like It (Wyndhams Theatre), ‘Grantaire’ & ‘Enjolras’ in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre), ‘Father Dominic’ in Martin Guerre (Prince Edward Theatre), ‘Lucien Bonaparte’ in Napoleon (Shaftesbury Theatre), and the lead in Mark Ravenhill’s Ten Plagues (Royal Court). Nigel made his Royal Opera House debut playing ‘Dan’ in Kurt Weill’s Songs From A Hotel Bedroom.
Alex is currently starring as ‘Sally Smith’ in Me and My Girl at the Chichester Festival Theatre. She played ‘Young Sally’ in Follies (National Theatre), ‘Carrie Pipperidge’ in Carousel (ENO / London Coliseum), ‘Marge’ in Promises, Promises (Southwark Playhouse), ‘Ellie May Chipley’ in Show Boat (New London Theatre & Sheffield Crucible), ‘Erma’ in Anything Goes (Sheffield Crucible & UK Tour), ‘Brunhilde / Cover Brenda’ in I Can’t Sing (London Palladium) and ‘Liz’ in High Society (UK Tour).
We can’t wait to hear Alex and Nigel singing some favourite musical theatre tunes at our September Sing-a-long Social!
Tickets: MMD/MTN members £5, Non members £10
Raffle: £5 (available in advance or on the night). To be in with the chance of choosing a song for a leading musical theatre actor to sing, buy a raffle ticket and your name and song choice (from the list provided) will be put into the metaphorical bucket.
Bonus Quiz: The first person to correctly guess the number of musical theatre song titles/lyrics subtly (and not-so-subtly) hidden in this email will get a special prize!
Donation: If you can’t make the event but would like to pick a pocket or two (of your own) in the interests of supporting new British musical theatre – please make a donation via the link below to ensure the money keeps rolling in, and no-one gets the you-don’t-want-to-play-with-me blues.