West End stars announced for The Barn Theatre’s Daniel and Laura Curtis virtual concert

A host of West End stars will sing the music of Daniel and Laura Curtis in a virtual concert presented by The Barn Theatre.

The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Daniel and Laura Curtis is the first in a series of virtual concerts showcasing the works of Britain’s musical theatre composers.

Daniel and Laura Curtis are award winning musical theatre composers and lyricists, whose work has been performed at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium

The concert will air on the Barn Theatre’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels on 9th May 2020 at 7:30pm BST.

It will see the married Welsh songwriters discuss the creative process behind their music, as well as introducing performances from a line-up of West End, Broadway and opera stars.

The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Daniel and Laura Curtis will see performances from Sabrina Aloueche (Les Misérables, We Will Rock You), Olivier Award nominee Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon), Kieran Brown (Titanic, Les Misérables), Brian Cheney (Carmen, Tosca), Maria Coyne (The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked), Alice Fearn (Come From Away, Wicked), Caroline Kay (The Clockmaker’s Daughter), Luke McCall (Les Misérables, Titanic), Nadim Naaman (Broken Wings, The Phantom of the Opera) and Oliver Savile (Falsettos, Wicked).

The second concert of the series will celebrate the music of Scottish award-nominated composer Finn Anderson.

Finn Anderson previously collaborated with the Barn Theatre on the music and lyrics for the theatre’s 2019 world premiere of Alan Pollock’s new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Olivier Award nominee Patrick Ryecart (The Crown, The King’s Speech). He is also an Off West End Award nominee for his musical Islander and was recently announced as 2020’s Cameron Mackintosh resident composer at the Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre.

The official date and line-up for Finn Anderson’s concert will be announced at a further date.

The series forms part of the Barn Theatre’s Behind The Barn Door live streaming service, set up in March when the theatre had to temporarily close following government guidance.

The Barn Theatre (registered charity no. 1174253), which is facing a loss of £250,000 and possible permanent closure, have launched their SAVE OUR BARN campaign, via their website and social media platforms, to ensure the Barn Theatre’s survival.

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.


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