Fantasies Come True, Concert Celebrating LGBTQ+ Theatre, Plays London's Other Palace October 16 | Playbill

International News Fantasies Come True, Concert Celebrating LGBTQ+ Theatre, Plays London's Other Palace October 16

The evening features an array of West End talent.

Fantasies Come True, a one-night-only concert celebrating LGBTQ+ musical theatre, plays London's The Other Palace October 16.

Produced in connection with, the University of Wolverhampton, and the queer musical development company Chromatic Creative; the evening features Roshani Abbey (Hamilton), Madeline Charlemagne (The Secret Life of Bees), Joshua Clemetson (Wicked), Allie Daniel (How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying), Jacqui Dubois (Ghost), Joe Foster (& Juliet), Kaidyn Niall Hinds (Hey Duggee), Beth Hinton-Lever (A Chorus Line), Melissa Jacques (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Nicholas McLean (Wicked), Jack Reitman (Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story), Aaron Shales (& Juliet), Robin Simoes da Silva (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jaz Terry (Lifeboats), and Elliott Wooster (Stranger Sings: The Musical).

These artists are joined by Jamie-Lee Grant and D’arcelle Wright-Harvey, who are recent graduates from the University of Wolverhampton’s BA (Hons) Musical Theatre program.

Centering on songs for LGBTQ+ characters in musicals that speak directly to the importance of queer representation, proceeds will be donated to Mermaids UK, a charity that supports trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse children and young people. The concert is funded by the University of Wolverhampton from their Research Investment Fund.

Fantasies Come True features songs from & Juliet by Max Martin and David West Read, Bad Queers by Marti Hope Stump, Brother by Robin Simoes da Silva and Annabel Mutale Reed, The Edge of Me by Finn Anderson, Interstate: A New Musical by Melissa Li and Kit Yan, It’s Only Life by John Bucchino, Lifeboats by Gus Gowland, A Mother’s Song by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo, Triangularity by Flora Leo, The Unconventionals by Jude Taylor, Unexpected Joy by Janet Hood and Bill Russell, Unicorn by AJ O’Neill and Simon Lock, The View Upstairs by Max Vernon, and XY by Oliver Houser.

The concert is directed by Tania Azevedo, with music direction by Flynn Sturgeon. Fantasies Come True is arranged by Sturgeon and Ash Collard, with associate music direction from Flora Leo and is co-production by Matt Powell (for Chromatic Creative) and James Lovelock (for the University of Wolverhampton).


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