A concept album has been released for new musical The Cormorant Tree, by writing duo Tollett and Darlow.
The album features West End stars Laura Pitt-Pulford (Aspects of Love), Savannah Stevenson (Wicked), Ian McIntosh (We Will Rock You), Steven Serlin (Elf The Musical), and Louise Young (Mamma Mia!).
The show has a book and lyrics by Steve Darlow and music by Glenn Tollett, and is set in the mid-19th Century, on the Devon coast.
The musical takes audiences on a journey of romance, sisterhood, loss, smuggling, conflict, deceit, madness, and corruption, and the album’s 13 original songs all have a folk / West Country / Gaelic feel, from salty sea shanties to ballads, romantic duets, and reels.
Steve Darlow said in a press statement: “What a pleasure it has been to record our album with such high profile singers. Their talents and wonderful vocals have beautifully captured the mood of the time period, the feel, and the style of the piece.”
The album’s cast includes Laura Pitt-Pulford, Olivier Award nominee and about to star as Rose in Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre; Savannah Stevenson, best known for playing Glinda in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, and recently appearing in Little Women at Park Theatre; Ian McIntosh, Olivier Award nominee and Galileo in the up coming West End return of We Will Rock You at the London Coliseum; Steven Serlin, who has performed for over thirty years in theatre, and whose musical credits include Grease, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and most recently Buddy in Elf The Musical; and Louise Young, whose recent credits include Ali/cover Sophie in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, and Betty Jean in The Marvellous Wonderettes at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.
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