HERE

  

a musical by 

Kate Marlais & Alex Young

BEAM CELEBRATIONS

March 05, 2018

WELL BLADDY DONE EVERYONE! Kate and Alex are happy little F**king bunnies.

BEAM:2018 AT THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST

March 05, 2018

Our amazing cast smashing it on stage at BEAM. 10.30am and snow? No problem!

WHAT A CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM WE HAVE FOR BEAM - LUCKY US.

March 05, 2018

What a gang.

Simbi Akande - NADIA 

Carly Bawden - JESS 

Noa Bodner - AMIRA

Paul Chahidi - MIKE 

Rebecca Lock - TINA 

Jay Saighal - BACHIR

Gay Soper - JUDITH 

Gary Wood - RAFIQ 

Ashley Zhangazha - LUKE

Josh Seymour - DIRECTOR 

Oli Jackson - MUSICAL DIRECTOR/KEYS

Simon Rowlands - BASS

Jon Gaskin - Guitar

February 10, 2018

We are raising money to help us present the best possible version of our 'F**KED IN MARRAKECH' pitch at BEAM2018. 

 

Our faces will tell you about it in our Kickstarter Video. Or you can read about it on our Kickstarter page.

 

Rewards available. Mainly kisses.

OUR F.I.M BAND - THE BOYS FROM ROCK BAND FORT HOPE...AND OLI...WITH ADDED TATTS

March 04, 2018

Tattoos and amazing sounds galore. Phwoar.

KATE AND ALEX ON TELLY - LONDON LIVE

February 23, 2018

Who caught us on telly this evening at 6.30pm? We were chatting all things musical, BEAM:2018 and our new projects. Didn't swear.

February 05, 2018

We're over the moon to share the news that our 25 minute pitch of 'F**KED IN MARRAKECH' will be directed by JOSH SEYMOUR, with Musical Direction by OLI JACKSON, and will feature a cast including the incomporable GAY SOPER and JANIE DEE . We are feeling ludicrously lucky and slightly smug. 

KATE TO BE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH'S RESIDENT COMPOSER 2018!

December 14, 2017

From The Stage -

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2017/kate-marlais-appointed-cameron-mackintosh-resident-composer-lyric-hammersmith/

 

"Kate Marlais has been announced as the Cameron Mackintosh resident composer for 2018.

Marlais will be placed at the Lyric Hammersmith for the duration of her post, which begins in March.

She is the fifth composer to be selected for the scheme, which is run by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments, using funding from the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation.

The foundation has funded five placements since 2015, of which this is the last."

F**KED IN MARRAKECH IN FEMALE COMPOSERS INITIATIVE @ THE PHEASANTRY

February 12, 2018

What a great evening, organised by Barlow & Smith - a whole bunch of female song-writing and composing talent.

We enjoyed singing ABOUT TIME from F**KED IN MARRAKECH, and Kate's arrangement of HIDE AND SEEK (Imogen Heap).

FUCKED IN MARRAKECH - CHOSEN FOR BEAM:2018

December 17, 2017

Our new musical (currently in development), 'FUCKED IN MARRAKECH', has been chosen for BEAM:2018! We've got a big slot (25 mins) on the main auditorium stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Thrilled. Keep eyes peeled for announcements of cast/creative team in the New Year...

From the BEAM:2018 website http://www.beamshowcase.com:

"BEAM:2018 is a two day biennial industry showcase of new British musical theatre. The work is found via a series of innovative pitching days held at key producing venues across the UK.

BEAM is co-produced by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments who are proud to present BEAM2018 at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London on 1st – 2nd March 2018.

Over two days you can expect to see new work by up to 40 British writers. Key industry figures will be gathered together to view the most exciting talent and emerging projects from across the UK."

WRITING RETREAT TO MARRAKECH

September 24, 2016

Kate, Alex and director Charlie are lapping up some inspiration in Marrakech on a writing retreat. Debriefing from Curve workshop and coming up with more ideas for 'HERE'. But first, wine and cous cous...

GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING

February 03, 2017

Just finished a week at GSA working with the wonderful, generous, talented students on 'HERE'. Gorgeous bunch, thank you.

THE OTHER PALACE - INDUSTRY SHOWING

March 23, 2017

The day has arrived where we must show our wares. Act 1, semi-staged for industry at The Other Palace theatre. The final stage of our year supported by the S & S Award. Thanks Warner and Caroline of the S&S Award, and also all at Mercury Musical Developments, and The Other Palace! HERE we go...

Cheers to Ollie Boito for the great photos! (link below) www.oliverboito.com

REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR LONDON SHOWING

March 20, 2017

London industry showing rehearsals begin. What an ace cast we have:

Artist - Richard Heap

Dancer - Carly Bawden

Debutante - Daisy Maywood

Engineer - Obioma Ugoala

Farmer - Clare Burt

Soldier - Chris Jenkins

Director - Charlie Westenra; Musical Director - Ed Bussey

Venue - The Other Palace, Thursday 23rd March 2017.  Photo credit www.oliverboito.com

WORKSHOP WEEK DONE!

September 08, 2016

What an incredible week. We have totally revamped Act One and it looked and sounded insane thanks to our amazing cast and creative team. THANK YOU! Such a lovely opportunity to showcase our work at the end of the week to all the brilliant Curve staff as well. Hurrah.

AMAZING CURVE CAST

September 06, 2016

THIS CAST IS AS GENEROUS AND TALENTED AS THEY ARE GORGEOUS!

'HERE' WINS THE S&S AWARD 2015

November 15, 2015

Our musical 'HERE' won the S & S Award 2015, for best international unproduced musical, in conjunction with Leicester Curve Theatre and Mercury Musical Developments. Whoop! 

It was a super gala evening, at the St James' Theatre, hosted by Nigel Harman. And we were lucky to have the likes of Charlotte Wakefield, Louis Maskell, Nathan Amzi, Greg Castiglioni, Haley Flaherty performing our piece. We got pretty darn drunk.

FIELD TRIP TO CYLINDERS FARM

February 09, 2016

We went on an amazing field trip to Cylinders Farm, Elterwater, Cumbria with our creative team and our Cumbria Uni students. Kurt Schwitters lived and worked here until his death in 1948, notably on his last work the Merzbarn. It is the farm where our musical 'HERE' is set. EXCITING. Thank you to Ian and Celia from Littoral Arts for having us and showing us around! Littoral are an invaluable organisation of support for Schwitters' art and art in general.

MIXING AND MASTERING...

September 08, 2014

Kate and Alex are mixing the final stages of the album at Resident Studios. Set to be ready by the end of the month... It's a lonnnng ting, innit.

ALBUM RECORDING BEGINS!

July 13, 2014

Orchestrations by our brilliant orchestrator, Oli Jackson, are finished! 

In to the studio we go with six wonderful singers - Kristin Lidstrom, Holly Anna Lloyd, Suzanna Kempner, Adam Barlow, Tomm Coles and Andre Refig - and seven amazing musicians - Oli Jackson (piano/accordion/MD), John Gregson (Guitar), Michael Riley (Piano), Shelley Britton (violin), James Greenfield (cello), Danielle Audley-Wiltshire (cornet/trumpet) and Matthew West (percussion)...and a helluva lot of coffee.

Andy Rugg at Resident Studios is going to be our recording engineer. He is COOL.

ALBUM ORCHESTRATION

March 01, 2014

We can't wait to start work with the brilliant Oli Jackson on orchestrating our concept album of 'HERE'. He will also be Musical Director of the album recording in July.

Bonus - he lives across the road from a really nice pub.

CUMBRIA

October 20, 2014

We are very lucky girls - we get to go and stay on the very farm where our musical is set and houses the last (unfinished) work - the Merzbarn - of artist Kurt Schwitters, whom our protagonist is based upon. Thank you to Ian and Celia from Littoral Arts for having us. We chopped wood and everything.

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FUCKED IN MARRAKECH

  

a musical by 

Kate Marlais & Alex Young

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