News: First Look Concert Of New Musical Avalon Cast Announcement

March 4, 2024
News: First Look Concert Of New Musical Avalon Cast Announcement

Avalon is a new folk-pop musical written and created by Callum Shannon. The first-look concert will be heading to London’s Phoenix Arts Club, beneath the iconic Phoenix Theatre on the 22nd April 2024.

Newcomer Joshua Edge, will lead this 90 minute concert presentation, alongside Danielle Hope (BBC’s Over The Rainbow, Les Misérables, Grease, The Last Five Years, Kinky Boots), Courtney Stapleton (Beauty and the Beast, Six, Dear Evan Hansen, Love Never Dies in Concert) and Paige Peddie (Oklahoma, The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls, The Lion King).

 Rounding out the cast for the first-look presentation include, Jake Stephen, Will Silver, Kurran Dhand, Ayesha Patel and Conor Mellor.

Adapted from Sir Thomas Malory’s 15th century prose Le Morte D’Arthur, Avalon gained global attention at the 2023 Write Out Loud songwriting contest in New York when composer and lyricist Callum Shannon was announced as a winner with Avalon’s ‘It’ll Find Me’ performed by A.J Shively, and subsequently recorded by Casey Cott.

 Avalon follows the classic tale and tragic destiny of soon-to-be King Arthur and his half sister Morgan through the lens of our wizardly narrator, Merlin. The folklore, fables, poetry and mythology of Arthurian Legend come to life in this vibrant retelling of King Arthurs journey to Avalon. The West End and Broadway aimed musical is inspired by the most transformative and innovative storytelling theatre, bringing a new electricity and unique voice to the legend of King Arthur.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 8th March via the Phoenix Arts Club website.

The first-look concert is produced by Dean Gild, with music supervision by Alex Turney, and casting by Ben Armstrong.

Book a table at The Theatre Cafe Diner