Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café are pleased to announce further details for the forthcoming episodes of The Theatre Channel.
Episode 2 is a Halloween themed episode with songs from The Rocky Horror Show, Beetlejuice, Into the Woods, Dracula, Carrie, Young Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde. The episode is available to purchase now, ahead of its release on 30 October, and Ria Jones, Trevor Dion Nicholas and Jordan Shaw will complete the previously announced line up of Aimie Atkinson, Linzi Hateley, Sophie Isaacs, Bradley Jaden and Josh Piterman.
Episode 3 – the Rock Episode – will be released on 27 November and will feature the following talent and performances:
Shan Ako (Les Misérables) singing I’ll Cover You (Reprise) from Rent
Alex Gaumond (Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) singing Le Monde est Stone from Starmania
Rob Houchen (Light in the Piazza, Les Misérables) singing Gethsemene from Jesus Christ Superstar
Francesca Jackson (Tina: The Musical, I’d Do Anything) singing Forgiven from Jagged Little Pill
Aisha Jawando (Tina: The Musical) singing Acid Queen from The Who’s Tommy
John Owen-Jones (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) singing Pity the Child from Chess
The Theatre Channel is a brand-new web series showcasing well-known musical theatre classics – a unique hybrid of stage and screen. Performed by the cream of British and international musical theatre talent, each episode is staged and filmed with high production values on location at The Theatre Café in the heart of the West End, making full use of the whole space – from the bar seating area all the way up to the roof – and feature a mix of 5-6 standalone performances, ordinarily set in a café, bar or restaurant. Many of the performances are supported by the Café Four, a regular cast made up of other West End talents.
Episode 2 – the Halloween episode – will include the following talent and performances:
Aimie Atkinson (Pretty Woman, Six) singing Dead Mom from Beetlejuice
Linzi Hateley (Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Blood Brothers) singing When There Is No One from Carrie
Bradley Jaden (Les Misérables, Wicked) and Sophie Isaacs (Six, Heathers: The Musical) singing Life After Life from Dracula
Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard, Evita) singing Last Midnight from Into The Woods
Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin, Dreamgirls) singing The Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show
Josh Piterman (The Phantom of the Opera) singing The Confrontation from Jekyll and Hyde
Jordan Shaw (The Scottsboro Boys, The Lion King) leading Transylvania Mania from Young Frankenstein, along with the Café Four
The first episode – starring Tarinn Callender, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Oliver Ormson, Matt Henry MBE, Lucie Jones, Jenna Russell and Jodie Steele is available to purchase and download via theatrecafe.wpengine.com/channel – once purchased, audiences are able to watch episodes unlimited times.
The Theatre Channel’s Café Four is comprised of Alyn Hawke (Oklahoma, Follies, 42nd Street), Emily Langham (The Boy Friend, Oklahoma, West Side Story), Sadie-Jean Shirley (City of Angels, Ghost: The Musical, Aladdin) and Alex Woodward (Mamma Mia, Hairspray).