Fairground Theatre Company present Rebecca Applin in Concert as part of Songs from the Playground 2015. Songs from the Playground is a one-year development programme which gives one writer the opportunity to explore their work in a safe environment, whilst having the experience of presenting new work to supportive theatre audiences.
This year’s work commences with a concert of Rebecca Applin’s writing at the Landor Theatre on 6th April, featuring songs from Sex and the Village, Jabberwocky and new pieces that are to receive their debut at the Landor. Rebecca Applin will be joined by Stewart Clarke (Assassins, Return of the Soldier), Natasha Barnes (Spring Awakening, Lend Me A Tenor, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book), Keith Ramsey (Julius Caesar, Doctor Scroggy’s War – The Globe, Billy), Victoria Serra (Love Story, Titanic, Mamma Mia), Cassidy Janson (Dessa Rose, Wicked) and an ensemble of The MTA Ambassadors to showcase her wide selection of work, before we embark on her showcase later in 2015.
Telling stories through music is Rebecca’s passion. She studied Music at Cambridge University, followed by Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, and has been composing for theatre, dance, radio and screen ever since. She has written many new musicals, several of which with Full House Theatre Company and she also regularly composes scores for Forest Forge Theatre Company. The musical Sex and the Village, written with Susannah Pearse, is now licensed by Perfect Pitch. Together with Kate Ferguson they also won a commission from the George Bernard Shaw estate to adapt The Devil’s Disciple into a musical. She has created music with casts of young people all over the country, including with Youth Music Theatre: UK and has run workshops on song writing, musical theatre, and singing with many different groups and ages. She works internationally with White Horse Theatre and with the International Schools Theatre Association. Rebecca has recently worked on scores for BBC Learning Zones (2 of these projects were nominated for BAFTA awards), Radio 5 Live drama, and an educational commission from the Welsh Assembly. Jabberwocky, which she wrote with Susannah Pearse was highly commended in the recent S&S Award for musical theatre.
Tickets are now on sale directly from the Landor Theatre, via their website:
(www.landortheatre.co.uk) or by calling the box office at 020 7737 7276.