Someone Wrote That Song

Cropping up on my Facebook News feed this morning was an entirely different way of highlighting a point that I strongly believe in, courtesy of The Dramatists Guild of America written by and featuring some of the biggest Musical Theatre names.

YouTube: Someone Wrote That Song – Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Craig Carnelia.

This YouTube video comes with a health warning though in relation to the highly catchy tune.

Link: The Dramatist Guild of America’s page on Anti-Piracy.

ESNA and Hairspray

Following on from A Chorus Line with the ESNA Players in Loughborough earlier this month, Tom will be working on another ESNA production with Director Cat Orton for April 2015; Hairspray!

2015 is the year ESNA reaches their 50th Year!  And as such they’ll be producing three musical productions as opposed to their usual two.  July will be a Sondheim extravaganza with Into the Woods and their November production will be, another hit musical, Sister Act.  An exciting year for them and great to be involved with.

ESNA’s Website:

The Threepenny Opera

Tom is currently working on The Threepenny Opera UK tour as a re-lighter for Malcolm Rippeth’s Lighting Design.  The Threepenny Opera is currently previewing at Nottingham Playhouse before press night on Tuesday 25th February.

The Threepenny Opera is a co-production involving Graeae Theatre Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, New Wolsey and West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by Jenny Sealey and Peter Rowe and designed by Neil Murray.

For more information, tour dates and ticket sales please use the links below.

Graeae Theatre Company
Nottingham Playhouse – 21st February to 8th March
New Wolsey, Ipswich – 12th March to 22nd March
Birmingham Rep – 27th March to 12th April
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds – 24th April to 10th May

A Chorus Line

A Chorus LineTom has been asked to Design the Lighting for the award winning ‘ESNA Players‘ next production of A Chorus Line at Loughborough Town Hall.  This will be Tom’s first design for ESNA and he is thoroughly looking forward to working with Cat Orton (director) later in the year.

For ticket information please visit the Loughborough Town Hall website.

Sister Act

Sister ActCarlton Operatic Society’s next production is the award winning ‘Sister Act’.  Running during the last week in May at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, Tom will be taking on the Lighting Design alongside Amanda Hall’s direction.

For ticket information please visit the Nottingham Theatre Royal Website or the Carlton Operatic Website.