West End Stars Announced for Online Musical Trilogy hosted by The Other Palace

West End Stars Announced for Online Musical Trilogy hosted by The Other Palace

Casting has been announced for MPTheatricals & The Other Palace’s on hope: a digital song cycle – an unprecedented outpouring of new musical theatre pieces designed to spark hope during this global crisis. The trilogy will be live streamed on Wednesday 29th April, 6th May & 13th May at 7:30pm.


Curated by Matt Powell & Victoria Saxton, the trilogy blends together pre-recorded and live performances of songs written by over 60 international composers and features a cast of over 100 performers while in isolation.


The cast for on hope: a digital song cycle includes:

Christina Bennington (Bat Out of Hell)

Rebecca Caine (Les Miserables, Preludes)

Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing, Rocky Horror Show)

Liam Doyle (Ghost)

Lauren Drew (Six, Heathers)

Alice Fearn (Come From Away, Wicked)

Scott Folan (Be More Chill)

Russell Grant (Strictly Come Dancing)

Jessica Gomes-Ng (The King & I)

Sophie Issacs (Six, Heathers)

Waylon Jacobs (Hamilton)

Sasha Latoya (Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance)

Kirsty Maclaren (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour)

Carolyn Maitland (The Woman in White)

Chris Peluso (Showboat, The Woman in White)

Jodie Steele (Six, Heathers)

Danielle Steers (Six, Bat Out Of Hell)

Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Dreamgirls)

Full casting and creatives will be announced as the programme for each part is released.

Joining previously announced songwriters who have written original music for the digital song cycle are Jim Barnes (Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award Winner, The Season) and Pippa Cleary & Jake Brunger (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ -The Musical).

The trilogy will be streamed live on The Other Palace’s YouTube channel, broadcasting on Wednesday 29th April, 6th May & 13th May at 7:30pm. Performances are free to watch, however MPTheatricals have launched a fundraising initiative to support the creative talent involved in the project during this challenging time.

More information on how to watch and support on hope: a digital song cycle can be found here https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/on-hope-a-digital-song-cycle/


Created and Curated by Matt Powell and Victoria Saxton

Director: Matt Powell

Dramaturgy: Victoria Saxton

Produced by MPTheatricals

In collaboration with The Other Palace & Kiki Stevenson

Casting Director: Harry Blumenau

Technical Production and Consultancy: Bartek Podkowa (Seven Hill Films), Heather Pasfield & Russell Bender

Full Performer and Creative Credits will be released a week prior to each performance on MPTheatricals & The Other Palace social media & websites.


Amies and Clements, AJ O’Neill, Åke Andersson, Alanya Bridge, Alex Syiek, Amy Clare Tasker, Anne-Marie Piazza, Becca Blackmore, Bella Barlow & A.C Smith, Bella Barlow & Nikki Racklin, Benjamin Scheuer, Chris Ash & Victoria Saxton, Chris Hutchings, Cynthia Wong, Davyd Strahan-Hughes, Drew Dillon, Eléonore Duizabo & Sam Young, Emily Rose Simons, Gus Gowland, Hilmi Jaidin, Izzy Owen, Jaime Lozano & Neena Beber, Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary, janine browne (jb), Jean-Paul Mark Shlom, Joe Howlett, Joe McNeice & Matt Spalding, Jim Barne, Jon Hare, Jonathan O’Neill & Issac Savage, Jordan Li-Smith, Jude Taylor, Kath Haling, Kerry Kaz & Earl Marrows, Keurim Hur & Tidtaya Sinutoke, Kevin Velez, KS Lewkowicz, Leanne Sedin, Lewis Cornay, Lillia Woodbury, Luke Di Somma, Maisy Beth Crunden, Meg McGrady & Laura McGrady, Michael Patrick Walker, Neil Bastian, Omar Baroud, Phoebe & Isabella Mansell, Rachel Bellman & Josh Bird, Raphael Smith, Rebecca Hart, Rob Rokicki, Samantha Rosenblatt & Lucy O’Brien, Sara Eeke & Giles Fernando, Sarah Middleton & Josh Sneesby, Sharon Kenny, Stew Simpson & Mat Mellor, Susannah Pearse, Tony Greenlaw, Vic Landa & Mayta Cohen, William Karras & Janey Feingold, Vikki Stone, Zoe Morris & Matthew Mori, Zoe Morris & Rachel Hammond

For more information

Matt Powell


info@mptheatricals.co.uk – 07930 229641

Event Details

on hope: a digital song cycle

Wednesday 29th April, 6th May & 13th May


Free to watch, donations suggested



Twitter: @onhopesongcycle & @theotherpalace

Instagram: onhopesongcycle & theotherpalace

YouTube: The Other Palace

The Other Palace

The Other Palace is where our passion for discovering, developing and reinterpreting musical theatre comes to life. Taking up its own special position within the LW Theatres family, it’s a lively, inventive place; one where bold new ideas are explored, imaginations fired, and the talents of our next-generation of theatre-makers are encouraged, nurtured and celebrated.

With the vision of Andrew Lloyd Webber at its heart, The Other Palace has become an exciting, creative hub for both the aspiring and the accomplished. A destination for everyone from artists and audiences to writers and producers.

MP Theatricals

MPTheatricals provides bespoke producing for dynamic entertainment experiences on stage & online. The company is founded by & brings together the work of Matt Powell: a director/producer with a vast theatrical portfolio. Through bespoke initiatives to challenge art forms & investing in productions that speak to today, we:

  • Create opportunities, communities and stories that unite, confront and share something new with our audiences.
  • Innovate new sounds, styles, outlets to showcase the next generation of theatre makers
  • Love music(al) theatre and its power to lift our spirits and emote like no other artform
  • Make space to experiment and challenge what theatre can be & do
  • Amplify queer voices & histories that may have been forgotten
  • Showcase the next generation of performers



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