Marking four years since its London premiere, Dominic Powell’s musical Cases returns in a studio album released to all online music stores with a dynamic new score, band and orchestral arrangements, and additional songs performed by an exciting West End cast. The album has already had 10,000 views across all media platforms.
Following sell-out performances at the Phoenix Arts Club, Cases was scheduled to return to the London stage at The Other Palace. However, Covid stopped the performances going ahead, and so the new production now returns through a full album (now available) on the four-year anniversary of the show’s premiere at the Phoenix Arts Club.
Performing the score comprised of “terrific numbers” and “marvellous compositions” (British Theatre) are Olivier nominee Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six, UK Tour/West End; Rent, Hope Mill Theatre), Bobbie Little (High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre; Mamma Mia!, West End), Andrew Patrick-Walker (Brooklyn –The Musical, Greenwich Theatre; Bat out of Hell, London Coliseum/Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto) and Waylon Jacobs (Hamilton, West End; Memphis, West End).
Cases explores unforeseen circumstances and unexpected crises inspired by journeys and careers within the arts and entertainment industry. Four artists experience the heartbreaks, sacrifices and triumphs during their pursuit of pure artistry as they balance fame with obscurity and try to establish a career amidst the prospect of financial instability.
In a time of global crises, Cases resonates and strikes a new chord with audiences today who follow characters with differing levels of career prospects, juggling life-changing events.
Cases is created by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and BRIT School graduated writer and composer Dominic Powell. This album release is produced by Pioneer Arts (with the support of Katy Galloway Productions and Grey Area Theatre), an events and production company producing innovative original theatre, film and television for both commercial and community sectors.
The company was founded in 2012 by artistic director and Cases creator Powell, whose musical theatre repertoire is featured as part of New UK Musicals and was recently showcased online through Adam Lenson’s Signal and Barn Presents: The Music of Dominic Powell in collaboration with The Barn Theatre. Pioneer Arts has produced and premiered new writing across London at venues, including The Other Palace, Phoenix Artist Club, The Vaults, Cockpit Theatre, Park Theatre, Landor Theatre, Above the Arts and the Theatre Café.