Here’s a round-up of interesting titbits on upcoming productions Son of a Preacher Man and Jane Eyre, plus a new release from West End diva Madalena Alberto.
Son of a Preacher Man features the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including the title song as well as “The Look of Love” and “I Only Want to Be With You”. The story, written by Warner Brown, centres on “three broken hearts, one Soho hangout and the only man who could ever help them”. It stars former X Factor finalist Diana Vickers and is directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.
Son of a Preacher Man launches an epic UK tour from Churchill Theatre, Bromley from 4 September 2017, continuing across the country to 23 further venues until 7 July 2018 with further dates to be announced.
Producers have released a sneak-peek of Diana Vickers performing, you guessed it, “Son of a Preacher Man”.
Jane is coming back. Following a critically acclaimed season and UK tour, the adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre returns to the National’s Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September to 21 October 2017. Tickets are now onsale via MyTheatreMates and a new trailer for that has also been released.
Leading lady and recording artist Madalena Alberto has released “Train Tracks”, a new collaboration with songwriter Peter Wickström and producer J Rokka. Recorded in the mystical town of Glastonbury by J Rokka Music, “Train Tracks” is a story-driven, pop-inspired, love-learning song, that will most definitely stick in your head and you can listen to it on Spotify here.
Regarding this new music release, Alberto says:
“I’m very excited to be collaborating with another songwriter! It just shows clearly new avenues that we never thought we could take on our own. And Peter is a very clever and accomplished musician so I learnt a lot from him. It was also a challenge to come up with solutions of how to work together being in different countries, so I can’t wait till we spread the result all over the world.”