THE CURTAIN UP SHOW to announce Best Solo Album and Best Cast Recordings of 2015
January 18, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

This Friday, The Curtain Up Show announces the Best Solo Album and Best Cast Recording of 2015, as chosen by the team at Resonance FM. Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews will be playing a track from each of the nominated albums, and revealing the winners in both categories.

Tim and Nathan said “Every week on The Curtain Up Show we play some of our favourite show tunes. We have the BRIT Awards celebrating just about every other genre of music, but what about the wonderful British talent performing on stages across London every night? And so we’re launching the Album of 2015 to recognise this phenomenal talent. To be honest, all the albums we’ve nominated are worth celebrating. It was a very tough job trying to single out a winner!”


Best Solo Album
Something Inside So Strong – Hugh Maynard
Rise – John Owen-Jones
Cynthia Erivo & Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan
To Do. To Be. – Tim Prottey-Jones

Best Cast Recording
Bend It Like Beckham – Original London Cast Recording
Cool Rider – Original Studio Recording
Gypsy – 2015 London Cast Recording
Made In Dagenham – Original London Cast Recording
Memphis the Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Winners will be announced on Resonance FM on Friday 22 January from 4.00pm.

Next year, the team at The Curtain Up Show hope to open up voting to listeners, allowing them to choose the Album of 2016.


The Curtain Up Show
Resonance 104.4fm
Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 12.00pm (repeat)

Now in its 11th series, The Curtain Up Show is hosted by actor, director and broadcaster, Tim McArthur, and co-hosted and produced by Nathan Matthews. The weekly theatre chat show launched on Resonance FM in May 2012.

Each week on The Curtain Up Show, Tim and Nathan take a light-hearted look at the current state of London theatre, showcasing established and up-and-coming talent both on stage and behind the scenes.

Resonance FM began broadcasting on the DAB+ platform in January, with an increased reach across Greater London, Brighton and Hove.

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