Interval Productions have hit gold with the cast of their new musical ‘Muted’. They have lined up Ashleigh Grey, Steven Webb, Andy Coxon, Liam Doyle and Tori Allen-Martin to record this new British rock show and launch the album with a concert on the 4th February 2016.
Ashleigh Gray has just finished starring as Elphaba in the UK tour of Wicked. Steven Webb, having spent a year with the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre can currently be seen at the National Theatre in I Want My Hat Back. Liam Doyle has been playing Sam in the world tour of Ghost and Any Coxon is fresh out of Beautiful in the West End. Tori Allen-Martin, who also wrote a lot of the lyrics for Muted, has just been featured on Idris Elba’s mi Mandela album with Maverick Sabre.
The music is written by the fantastic Tim Prottey-Jones, who’s recent album ‘To Do, To Be’ (on which Tori wrote a lot of the lyrics) was described by West End Frame as “an exceptional collection of material” stating that “new British writing just got exciting again”. The concert version of the show will be directed by up-and-coming director Jamie Jackson, who recently directed the concert version of musical ‘The Natives’ for the Old Vic New Voices and was nominated for an Off West End award for Best Director for his show ‘WINK’ at Theatre 503.
Interval Productions have become well known for shaking up the form of musical theatre and bringing it up to date, having created four brand new multi-award-nominated musicals in four years. Most recently their show ‘Streets’ – nominated for Offies for Best New Musical and Most Promising Playwrights (Sarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin) transferred to the Hackney Empire and The Vaults.
Story so far
An earlier draft of Muted, entitled ‘After the Turn’, previewed at The Courtyard Theatre in 2010 with a sell out run in which it was dubbed as “the British Rent” by Mark Shenton for The Stage, and “a beautiful unique production” by Backstage Pass.
After the Turn received a Broadway World nomination for Best Fringe or Regional Musical and a What’s On Stage Award nomination for Best New Musical.
It has since been re-written, re-titled and developed with a West End cast ready to share with you on the album and live at the concert launch on the 4th February
Interval are raising money for the album, which they hope will garner interest from producers to take the show further, on Kickstarter. There are some awesome rewards available including a song written especially for you by Tori and Tim. Here’s their funding page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1937765734/muted-the-album
The Launch is a co-production with Iris Theatre and is being held at the Actors’ Church on the 4th February, with performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 and £10 for concessions and are available here: http://iristheatre.com/event/muted/