Winners revealed for THE CURTAIN UP SHOW ALBUM OF 2015
January 23, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

The Curtain Up Show have crowned Cynthia Erivo & Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan Best Solo Album and Bend It Like Beckham Best Cast Recording in the inaugural Album of 2015, as chosen by the team behind the weekly theatre chat show at Resonance FM.

Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews said “Cynthia Erivo & Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan and Bend It Beckham are both very worthy winners, but all the shortlisted nominees are fantastic albums. It’s testament to the phenomenal musical talent we have here in the UK, both on stage, in the orchestra pit, and in the recording studio.”

Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan
Featuring six new songs and six reimagined songs from Scot Allan’s songbook, the album features the talents of West End stars Oliver Tompsett (Fiyero in Wicked; Drew in Rock of Ages) and Cynthia Erivo (I Can’t Sing!) who can currently be seen making her Broadway debut, reprising her role of Celie at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, opposite Jennifer Hudson in John Doyle’s revival of The Color Purple.

Bend It Like Beckham – Original Cast Album
Recorded over several performances at the Phoenix Theatre to capture the excitement of a live performance, with music and lyrics by Howard Goodall and Charles Hart, the Bend It Like Beckham original cast album features seventeen tracks from the show including Girl Perfect, Heer, Bend It, People Like Us, UB2 and Glorious.
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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.

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