More September theatre news

SIX reunite, The Theatre Channel switches on, The Shows Go On return and casting is revealed in Bath

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The Reunion is the first stage+streaming concert performance by seven powerhouse vocalists who rose to fame as the original West End queens of the musical SIX: Aimie Atkinson, Alexia McIntosh, Grace Mouat, Jarneia Richard-Noel, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Millie O’Connell, and Natalie Paris. The show will be livestreamed by theatre platform Thespie but a lucky few will also be able to get tickets to see the concerts live on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.

Performances will be held in Oval Space, a spacious and well-ventilated East London venue that has been entirely reimagined for safe, seated music and theatre performances. The seating plan is entirely flexible which allows seating to be customised to the audience that books. Audiences book for themselves and their household or support bubble only (to a maximum of six), and Thespie’s technology determines a seat plan that ensures safe spacing between households and optimises use of the space.

A unique hybrid of stage and screen, the first 30-minute episode of The Theatre Channel will launch on 2nd October, and will be available to purchase for £12 – once bought, audiences are able to watch the episode unlimited times. The Theatre Channel is a brand-new web series showcasing well-known musical theatre classics performed by the cream of British and international musical theatre talent.

The first episode will feature the following performances:
Tarinn Callender singing ‘On Broadway’ from Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Carrie Hope Fletcher and Oliver Ormson singing ‘Suddenly Seymour’ from Little Shop of Horrors
Olivier Award Winner Matt Henry MBE singing ‘Let it Sing’ from Violet
Lucie Jones singing ‘Maybe This Time’ from Cabaret
Olivier Award Winner Jenna Russell singing ‘Ladies who Lunch’ from Company
Jodie Steele singing ‘Heaven on Their Minds’ from Jesus Christ Superstar

The Theatre Channel’s recurring ensemble Café Four is comprised of Alyn HawkeEmily Langham, Sadie-Jean Shirley and Alex Woodward

Friday 25th September sees The Shows Must Go On return online to our weekends, with an opening season entitled The Greats on Tour. Kicking off with Fame the Musical – 30th Anniversary Tour, the following weeks feature Michael Ball: Past & Present Tour Live, Alfie Boe Live – The Bring Him Home Tour and Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.

Casting has been announced for the first two plays in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Welcome Back Season this Autumn. Betrayal, Harold Pinter’s mesmerising masterpiece of relationships and adultery, stars Nancy Carroll, Joseph Millson, Edward Bennett and Christopher Bianchi. Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning Copenhagen stars Haydn Gwynne, Michael Gould and Philip Arditti.

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