From Page to Stage Festival announces 11 musicals for 2017
A stage adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s The Queen’s Nose and a new Burt Bacahrach musical will be showcased as part of the From Page to Stage Summer Festival 2017.
Held at the Other Palace Theatre in London and produced by Aria Entertainment, the festival is a showcase of new musical theatre, this year staging 11 new productions.
It will also feature a one-off performance by Spring Awakening creators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.
Some Lovers, by Bacharach and Sater, will headline the festival, running from August 24 to September 2, providing Bacharach’s first new score for the theatre since Promises Promises in 1968.
All other shows will have short runs featuring West End performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and musical directors.
The Queen’s Nose, by Charles Miller and Tim Sanders, will be one of three family shows running in the Other Palace studio, alongside Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s Chicken Little and Dinostory by Luke Di Somma, Mark Anderson and Erin Carter.
Other new musicals include XY by Oliver Houser, Christopher Dickens and Tom Wright’s Rebel Song and One Way by Ben Bonnema and Christopher Staskel.
The Edinburgh 7, about women’s suffrage and their fight to study medicine, The Girls of Downey Hall – based on Jenny Colgan’s novel Class – comedy musical Cult!, and One Day, set in 1972 Northern Ireland, make up the list of shows for 2017.
The festival will also see two one-off evening events by Miller, featuring songs from his shows, as well as the closing gala on September 3, performed by Sheik and Sater.
Other Palace owner Andrew Lloyd Webber said: ” I am thrilled that Katy Lipson is bringing From Page to Stage to the Other Palace in August. It buoys my hope that The Other Palace will become a breeding ground for new musicals and a genuine hub for anyone interested in musical theatre.”