Olivier Award winner George Maguire (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Sunny Afternoon) leads the cast of Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, which runs at The Other Palace Studio from 18 to 30 September 2017 only.
Maguire is joined in the cast by Christina Modestou (original London cast of In the Heights, Rent), Stage Newcomer nominee Samuel Thomas (Death Takes a Holiday, Allegro), Maisey Bawden and Gregor Duncan.
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song from a moment frozen in time.
Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver’s music is inspired by Broadway photographer Matthew Murphy’s images in this thrilling new alternative rock musical. Together, they weave a collection of remarkable stories told through song, including hits such as “The Ballad of Sara Berry” and “Leave Luanne”.
Director Adam Lenson (Whisper House, Songs for a New World) reimagines this piece in a new production, designed by Justin Williams, with lighting by Sam Waddington, sound by Huw Williams and musical direction by Joe Bunker.
Maisey Bawden trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe), Honeymoon in Vegas(Palladium), The Tempest (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall), 27 (The Cockpit), King Charles III – Royal Gala (Almeida) and Little Shop Of Horrors (Clwyd Theatr Cymru). Television and film credits include You, Me and The Apocalypse (Sky 1), The Sound of Music Live (ITV) and The Wall of Freedom.
Gregor Duncan trained at the Dance School of Scotland and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He made his professional debut in Immersion Theatre’sWind in The Willows (UK Tour).
George Maguire originated the role of Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre, Hampstead Theatre) for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Other theatre credits include Another Night Before Christmas (Bridge House Theatre), Busker’s Opera (Park Theatre),Lift (Soho Theatre), Twentieth Century Boy, (Belgrade Theatre Coventry And New Wolsey, Ipswich), Hair (Munich), Thrill Me (Charing Cross Theatre), Fame(Shaftesbury Theatre), Bank (King’s Head Theatre), Rent (European Tour), Tonight’s the Night (National Tour), The Gate Escape (National Tour), Sixteen (National Tour), Quadrophenia (Nuffield Theatre) and Oliver (London Palladium). Television credits include EastEnders, Prime Suspect, Borgia, The Freaky Farleys, Terror & Utopia, Mysti, Crossroads, Rewind, Strange and Killer Net. Film credits include Spiderhole and Boogeyman 3.
Christina Modestou trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London. Theatre credits include Rent (UK tour), The Last Mermaid (Wales Millennium Centre), Shrek (UK Tour), Urinetown (Apollo Theatre), In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and Aladdin (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham). Television includes Belonging. Film includes Love Actually.
Samuel Thomas trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include The Last Five Years (The Other Palace), Honeymoon in Vegas(London Musical Theatre Orchestra at the London Palladium), Death Takes A Holiday (Charing Cross Theatre), Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall), Allegro(Southwark Playhouse), A Feast With The Gods (Almeida Theatre). Television includes Oklahoma! (BBC Proms)
Director Adam Lenson specialises in new musical theatre. His work includes Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), The Quentin Dentin Show (Tristan Bates), Whisper House (The Other Palace), Songs For A New World (St James Theatre, 20th Anniversary Production), The Sorrows of Satan (Tristan Bates Theatre),See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre), Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios) and Little Fish (Finborough Theatre). In 2016, he was the recipient of a Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Award for which he is currently developing Wasted, a new rock musical based on the Brontës which had a workshop production at West Yorkshire Playhouse in October. This year he was named as a ‘director to watch’ by Mark Shenton in The Stage. Adam produces and hosts the podcast Dischord (@DischordTheatre) that debates and discusses new musical theatre.
Musical Director Joe Bunker is a freelance musical director, vocal coach and actor. Musical/vocal direction credits include Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), Seven Crazy Bitches (The Vaults), Adam Gwon: The New American Musical (St James), The Events (UK & US Tour / Queen Elizabeth Hall), Rock City (Celebrity Cruises), West End Recast (Duke of York’s), Gone Fishing (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio), Assassins (Pleasance Theatre), Just Another Love Story (London Theatre Workshop) and Side by Side by Sondheim (Headliners Club).
Ryan Scott Oliver is the winner of a Larson Grant, Rodgers Award, New Musicals Awards from Weston Playhouse, Pace University, and the recipient of a Lortel Award Nomination as well as numerous fellowships, residencies and ASCAP awards. He wrote the music and lyrics for Jasper in Deadland (off-Broadway; the 5th Avenue Theatre), Darling; Mrs. Sharp; Otherbody, a brief musical allegory, and more. He is at work on his “Dogs Trilogy” of original musical commissions: We Foxes, Rope and Three Points of Contact. Find writings, videos, tweets, and more of his morbidly optimistic musings @ryanscottoliver on all platforms.
Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theatre and dance. Recent work can be seen in ad campaigns for Broadway’s Hamilton, Kinky Boots, The Color Purple, Falsettos, On Your Feet! and Anastasia among others. Additional credits include his feature work for Broadway.com (“Gotta Dance” series), Dance Magazine, and The New York Times. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre.