A LONELY VOICE - The Lyrics of Robert Gould Comes to the Union Theatre
After sold out shows in April 2018 and May 2017, lyricist Robert Gould will return to the Union Theatre at 7.30pm on October 21 with A LONELY VOICE, a concert of songs with his lyrics performed by a cast of West End and Off-West End musical theatre performers (from the casts of shows such as Tina The Musical, Little Shop Of Horrors and Wicked). The concert will feature a showcase of songs from "Cleopatra", a brand new musical-in-development by Robert Gould and Lyndon Samuel, as well as an eclectic mix of musical theatre, indie pop and folk/rock numbers with music penned by composers from the UK, USA, Sweden, Israel and the Netherlands, including Tristan Bons, Alex James Ellison, Alexander Engström, Dean Heller, Ty Kroll, Omri Lahav, Ben Messenger, Christopher J. Orton, Joe Sterling, Dylan Wynford and Bo Wastesson. (a composer from Sweden, whose works include the musicals "The Brothers Lionheart", "The Blacksmith's Daughter" and "Gerda")
Robert Gould is the co-writer (with Christopher J. Orton) of the Offie Award nominated musical "My Land's Shore" which received its world premiere at Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre in London in 2017 and its Welsh professional premiere at Theatr Soar in Merthyr in 2018. An album of songs with Gould's lyrics - "Words Shared With Friends" - with vocals by a stellar cast of West End vocalists, was released in 2014 and was nominated for a Broadwayworld Album Award as Best Compilation Album. "As Long As I Have Music", a song from the musical "The Wonderful Musician" written by Robert Gould and Rob Eyles, was a finalist for the 2018 Stiles And Drewe Song Prize. He has presented a number of concerts of his songs at London Off West End venues, including the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, the Battersea Barge, The Pheasantry, The Other Palace Studio and the Union Theatre.
The cast of vocalists for the concert will include (subject to availability): Ross Barnes (Just Another Love Story, Legally Blonde, Parade, Carousel), Tom Blackmore (Grindr The Opera, My Land's Shore, Metropolis), Luke Byrne (A Little Princess, La Cage Aux Folles, Soho Cinders), Trudi Camilerri (Death Takes A Holiday, Ragtime), Lucyelle Cliffe (When Midnight Strikes, Les Miserables, Wicked), Lily De-La-Haye (My Land's Shore, Cats, Parade), Kit Esorouso (Tina, Showboat), Candace Furbert (Tina, Dreamgirls, Book Of Mormon), Rebecca Gilliland (Just Another Love Story, The Hired Man, My Land's Shore), Kate Hume (Chicken Little, Little Red Riding Hood, The Kissing Dance), Francesca Jackson (Tina, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamboats And Petticoats, Rent, BBC's I'd Do Anything), Joe Kerry (Fiver, Bright Young Things), Brendan Matthew (Guy, Girlfriends, Me And Juliet), Kayleigh McKnight (Tina, Les Miserables, Bend It Like Beckham), Danny Michaels (Wicked), Christina Modestou (Little Shop Of Horrors, 35MM, Urinetown, In The Heights), Brady Isaacs Pearce, Keith Ramsay (The Keith Kat Klub, Julius Caesar, Billy, BBC's Casualty, Shetland & New Tricks) and Dylan Wynford (Tube, My Land's Shore, Bright Young Things).
Piano accompaniment will be provided by Lyndon Samuel. The concert will be produced by Carrie Baxter.