It has been confirmed that the fifth episode of The Theatre Channel is scheduled for Friday 19 February, after an initial delay due to ensuring enhanced safety measures for filming.
Episode 5 – The Classics of Broadway stars Freddie Fox, Bonnie Langford, Mazz Murray, Marisha Wallace and Gary Wilmot.
Whilst all previous filming for The Theatre Channel has been conducted under Covid-compliant regulations, due to the increased concerns of the new variant and third UK lockdown, the production team have implemented extra measures in order to ensure filming is even safer.
Producer Adam Blanshay said, “Safety is paramount at The Theatre Channel. While we are very grateful that Government guidelines still allow us to film, we certainly don’t take that for granted, and the well-being of our team comes first. We also want to thank our fans for their patience and support while we adjusted and employed the further necessary measures.
2021 kicks off with an exploration of Broadway Classics, many of them game-changers that cemented the themes and trends of decades of musicals to come. We aim to pay homage to a bygone era of story-telling, but demonstrate and explore their ever-constant relevance today. Note- we didn’t forget Rodgers and Hammerstein in the line-up! We have a whole episode dedicated to them in the pipeline…“
Performer and numbers confirmed for Episode 5 include Freddie Fox (Cucumber & Banana) singing an arrangement of “Willkommen” and “Money” from Cabaret, Bonnie Langford (9 to 5, 42nd Street) singing “I Get A Kick Out Of You” from Anything Goes, Marisha Wallace (Hairspray) singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story, Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia!) singing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy and Gary Wilmot (The Prince of Egypt) singing “Luck Be A Lady” from Guys and Dolls.
Alyn Hawke and Emily Langham from the Café Four will be singing the duet “Put On A Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie, with the Café Four singing “Coffee Break” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
The Theatre Channel is produced by Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café, with direction and choreography by Bill Deamer and musical supervision by Michael England, set and costume design by Gregor Donnelly, lighting design by Jack Weir, sound design by Keegan Curran and videography by Ben Hewis. Artist Director of the Charing Cross Theatre, Thom Southerland has also been confirmed as co-director of Episode 5.
Episodes 1 to 4 are also on a bundle sale for £40, with a portion of proceeds going toward The Theatre Artists Fund.
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