A workshop performance of Lady M – a new musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s Macbeth will take place on Wednesday 8 December 2021.
The workshop’s lead cast will include George Blagden (Vikings, Versailles, Company, Les Misérables 2012 film), Kerry Ellis (We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Oliver!), Robert Hands (Doctor Who, Come From Away), Jamie Muscato (Les Misérables, Heathers, Big Fish), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six, Rent) and Karl Queensborough (Hamilton, White Teeth).
This musical reimagining of Macbeth, tells the untold story of Lady Macbeth, whose haunted past lies at the heart of this infamous tale of murder, power and destruction. The sung-through musical features a modern score, blending musical theatre with a contemporary sound and elements of rap, with original music and lyrics by Gina Georgio and James Beeny.
A first look at the opening number of the show, “Mother Scotland” is revealed today. The piece was recorded during lockdown and performed by performed by some of the most iconic voices of the West End including George Blagden, Earl Carpenter (‘The Phantom’ in The Phantom of the Opera, ‘Javert’ in Les Misérables), Bradley Jaden (‘Javert’ in Les Misérables, ‘Fiyero’ in Wicked), and Karl Queensborough.
The video is available to view here.
Lady M is currently in development and is undergoing a workshop with director Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy (Oliver!, Porgy and Bess, Co-Director – Les Misérables: The Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre and Sondheim Theatre). The workshop of Lady M will conclude with a showing of the work on 22 December at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.