VIDEO: Creator Ray Rackham On The Inspiration For New Musical JUDY!
In the third episode of the Judy! documentaries, writer and director Ray Rackham discusses the moment he realised he had to write a show about the acclaimed songstress. This episode takes us from a dinner party in Sloane Square to the mews house in Chelsea where Judy lived in 1969.
Rackham said: "Inspiration comes from all manner of places. When I first arrived at that dinner party, many moons ago, I never once thought I'd be making my West End debut with the show that got its inspiration from the after-dinner chat. I'm so incredibly honoured to be telling Judy's story at the Arts Theatre later this month, and I can't wait to share it with you."
The documentaries follow the show's journey from a 60-seat theatre in Fulham to the Arts Theatre. The first episode featured narration by musical theatre legend Elaine Paige, and interviews hosted by leading theatre critic Mark Shenton.
The second episode features interviews with writer/director Ray Rackham, together with contributions from Lea Steedman (hair and make-up), Millie Hobday (costume), Tom Paris (set) and Jack Weir (lights), and was filmed by West End Video at the Arts Theatre.
Watch the new video below!
Watch the first documentary below!
Judy! opens at the Arts Theatre on 16 May and runs until 17 June.