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New musical For Tonight to be staged in concert in West End

New original musical For Tonight has announced a West End concert.

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Following the release of a concept cast recording in 2021 and workshop in 2022, the show will be performed at the Adelphi Theatre on the 5 September. Tickets are on sale now here.

For Tonight is inspired by the writer’s third great grandfather’s handwritten journal set in the mid-1800s in North Wales.

Appearing on the cast are Amy Di Bartolomeo (SIX, We Will Rock You) and Jacob Young (Mamma Mia, Heathers), Dale Evans (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Emily Burnett (CBBC’s So Awkward, The Dumping Ground), Rakie Ayola (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Bear Ridge, National Theatre Wales, Royal Court) and Charlie Clapham (Hollyoaks).

Joining them in featured roles are Leo Andrew (West End productions of Chess, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph), Joey Cornish (Jersey Boys), Charlotte-Hannah Jones (Hairspray, Magic At The Musicals) and Otilia Panainte.

The ensemble of For Tonight includes Emily Bull, Cassius Hackforth, Ediz Ibrahim, Jay Jobarteh, Nathan Kiley, Sophia McAvoy, Mared Williams and Celeste Williamson.

Set in 1832, the story begins at the Parry farm in Trelawnyd, a small town in North Wales where a Romani family find shelter and friendship, but soon after their arrival, an unknown disease brings tragedy. Blame falls on the Romani travellers who are forced to flee and the three Parry children, Tomos, Haydn and Nettie, have to grow up fast after losing their parents.

Tomos, Haydn and Nettie’s lives twist and turn along different paths but fate reunites them with the traveller community from long ago. The Parry siblings encounter love, joy and friendship, as well as pain, prejudice and struggle before finally being forced to face their past, and their biggest fears..

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For Tonight has a book and score by Shenelle Salcido & Spencer Williams. The production is directed by Nick Evans with musical direction by Iestyn Griffiths, choreography by Kevan Allen, orchestrations by Jen Green, set design by Stewart J Charlesworth, orchestral management by Dave Danford for Absolute Music Services Ltd, casting by Harry Blumenau Casting CDG, cultural script consultancy by Raine Geoghegan and general management from HD General Management. The producer is Blair Russell.

Co-writer Spencer Williams said: “This musical is rooted in my Welsh family history, but like the Romani peoples has journeyed far and wide in the course of its development. I can’t wait for UK
audiences to experience this timeless tale that showcases the distinct music, movement, and language of the Welsh and Romani cultures.”

Casting for the concert is to be announced.

For more information, visit fortonightmusical.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.