Crazy For You

London Oratory

It is with every pleasure that we announce our full scale musical of 2021 to be the incomparable Gershwin classic Crazy for You. Bursting with some of Gershwin's most iconic songs, dazzling dance routines (including breathtaking tapping), and an incredibly funny book, this promises to be an escapist delight for performers and audiences alike.

We are overjoyed to welcome back to the creative team, Tal Hewitt (director, Top Hat 2017), Issie Osborne (musical director, A Little Night Music and Kipps: the Half a Sixpence Musical 2019) and Paul Brookland Williams (choreographer Kipps: the Half a Sixpence Musical 2019) as well as having Vanessa Forte join us for the first time since she played Cassie in our 2017 production of A Chorus Line.

A full audition notice will be published shortly. Trust us, this is going to be spectacular.

Audition Dates: 22 - 27 June, 2021

Production team

Director: Tal Hewitt
Musical Director: Issie Osborne
Choreographers: Paul Brookland Williams and Vanessa Forte

Everybody Rise

St Saviour’s Church Hall

Belated 90th birthday wishes to Mr Sondheim. Having postponed this celebration of his work from its original run in the week before the first lockdown, we are over the moon to present its revival in the beautiful St Saviour's Church, Pimlico. Directed by Tess Robinson and featuring many familiar Geoids faces, this has been a show 18 months in the making and is not to be missed!

 

Production team

Director: Tess Robinson
Musical Director: Issie Osborne
Associate MD: Amy Foden

Sunday in the Park with Geoids

Victoria Park Bandstand

Building on the success of last year's socially distanced open air performance, we are thrilled to be returning to Victoria Park to present another afternoon of musical theatre performances at the historic bandstand. Performance opportunities will be offered to members by application with more details to follow.

We are hopeful that by this time Government regulations may allow us to rehearse and perform some numbers as an ensemble. Further details on this will be shared in due course.

This is a public event and we would love to see as many of you as possible; bring a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy what is sure to be a glorious afternoon of musical theatre.

Living Room Cabaret Live

Anticipating that there may be a number of members wanting to get back on stage and perform, it is our hope to hold a further Living Room Cabaret live event in July, date and venue TBC.

Living Room Cabaret Live

Following the overwhelming success of our online streamed productions within our Gmt:V Facebook group, we are proud to have been invited to present our first Live edition of Living Room Cabaret on Friday 4 June at the Bridewell.

This members-only event will see the Bridewell auditorium transformed into a Covid-secure piano bar with table service provided by the ever-helpful Bridewell staff. Performance will be by application (full details to follow) with a strictly limited number of seats to go on sale shortly. We really hope you will join us for a fabulous evening of show tunes as well as supporting the Bridewell Theatre bar.

Sunday in the Park with Geoids

Victoria Park Bandstand

Victoria Park Friends and Geoids Musical Theatre proudly present

A celebration of musical theatre.

We are delighted to announce, in conjunction with London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council, an exciting outdoor live music event featuring some of your favourite songs from the last 90 years of Musical Theatre. The concert will take place on Sunday 6th September 2020 at the Victoria Park Bandstand from 2pm.

Production Manager: Giles Burden
Company Manager: Dan Paul
Musical Director: Issie Osborne
Artwork and Design: Daniel Penfold
Stage Manager: Mark Steward
Sound Design: Adam Coppard

With thanks to Richard Desmond at Victoria Park Friends.

 

Please note this event will strictly adhere to government COVID-Secure guidelines. Physical distancing measures will be in place.

 

Programme




Click here to view the programme

Arrivals

Victoria Park Bandstand can be found on the east side of Victoria Park. We strongly encourage all attendees to avoid public transport if possible, there are cycle stands nearby.

The bandstand area will have clearly marked areas for households to sit and various areas which must be kept clear for health and safety reasons. Please note we will have marshals supporting attendees in locating themselves around the site. We will be operating strict social distancing requirements which will mean:

  • Spaces will be for single households or 6 attendees from various households only as per current government guidelines
  • There can be no mixing / joining of household groups
  • Please do not attend the site in groups bigger than those listed above

On arrival there will be a QR code to scan that will provide a link to the event programme and useful information about the event. Some printed copies will be available as needed.

The Performance

The site opens for arrivals from 12:30 and the music will start at 14:00. There will be 2 ‘acts’ of around 45 minutes with an interval of around 30 mins. The event will close at 16:30.

Government requirements do limit some usual audience participation, we kindly ask our audience to clap loudly their appreciation for the artists, shouting and singing-along cannot be allowed in line with these requirements.

What to bring

There will be no bar or refreshments at the event, please feel free to bring any food or drink you would like to consume with you. Alcohol is permitted however, always drink responsibly.

Folding chairs are permitted but please be aware of how these might affect others enjoyment of the performance in choosing where to sit.

Toilets

There are NO toilets located within the direct vicinity of the Bandstand, however, there are various park facilities within 5 minutes’ walk. Please note these are public facilities which may be busy at times and attract a queue. We suggest you plan your trips accordingly so as to not miss out on our programme.

Weather

We do hope our great British weather does not deter you from attending, we intend to perform if weather conditions allow. There will be no coverings available for audience members.

In the event of very bad weather the event will be cancelled. A notice will be posted here and updates provided on our social media platforms.

Leaving the site

This event operates a ‘leave no trace’ policy, please be prepared to take all your rubbish home with you.

Access

We believe that our programme should be accessible to all. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements in order to enjoy the performance, and we will do all we can to accommodate your needs.

 

If you have any questions at all about the event please email us at info@geoidsmt.co.uk

Half A Sixpence

Based on H.G. Wells semi-autobiographical novel, Kipps. It tells the story of Arthur Kipps, an over-worked orphan draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life. Watching him wrestle with his new identity is his childhood companion and not-quite girlfriend, Ann Pornick, who sees with dismay how Arthur is being made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. She is always there with helpful hints on how Arthur could improve himself and make his life richer and more meaningful, if only he would believe in himself, and listen to her. Both of these young women love Arthur – there is no doubt about that – but which should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.

This iconic musical with timeless numbers like Flash Bang Wallop, A Proper Gentleman and the title number Half a Sixpence is not only filled with great music but will be a great opportunity for some of the iconic dance numbers we here at Geoids are famed for!

The show will be running 5th to 9th November 2019 in the Bridewell Theatre. We are incredibly excited to have this as part of our 2019 season and think it will perfectly compliment A Little Night Music. More information about auditions to follow in due course.

A Little Night Music

We are incredibly excited to be bringing you another Sondheim with our May production of A Little Night Music at the Bridewell Theatre. We will be welcoming some new faces to Geoids in our Director, Sebastian Palka, and our Musical Director, Issie Osborne, as well as welcoming back Honor Roche as Choreographer.

Join us for an entrancing and enchanting new production of Sondheim’s masterful and elegant A Little Night Music. The witty and moving winner of four Tony Awards, the show takes us through the tangled web of affairs surrounding Desirée Armfeldt, her lovers, her family and their families. Culminating in an unforgettable Weekend in the Country there are infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances that could bring endless surprises. Step into Madame Armfeldt’s elegant garden as we reminisce and reflect on relationships, and how they can bring us together, even while they pull us apart.

Tickets are on sale now!

The Cast

Desiree Armfeldt – Sara Rajeswaran
Mdme Armfeldt – Francesca Canty
Frederika Armfeldt – Gwenno Jones
Fredrik Egerman – Chris Waiting
Anne Egerman – Freya Morgan
Henrik Egerman – Barry O’Reilly
Petra – Tara Blackburn
Count Carl-Magnus Malcom – Johan Samuelsson
Charlotte Malcolm – Louisa Roberts

The Quintet

Mrs Nordstrom – Polly Beaumont
Mrs Anderssen – Lara Comber
Mrs Segstrom – Amy Foden
Mr Erlanson – Will Emery
Mr Lindquist – Franciscus Prins

Ensemble

Frid – Sam Sugarman
Malla – Rebecca Thomas
Bertand – Brett McHargue
Osa – Tina Torbey

Production Team

Director - Seb Palka
Musical Director - Issie Osborne
Assistant Musical Director - Jacob Lloyd
Choreographer - Honor Roche
Executive Producer - Dan Gosselin

Love Sucks

Wheatsheaf Hall

An alternative Valentine's cabaret comprising unconventional love songs from the worlds of pop music, musical theatre and original writing. Come, grab a drink from the Geoids-run bar, and have our 16-strong cast share the less slushy side of this Hallmark holiday with tongue in cheek love songs taken from the worlds of pop music and musical theatre.

Performances took place at Wheatsheaf Hall, off South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February 2019.

Song list

Foundations – Kate Nash & Paul Epworth
Apathetic Man – Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich
Tonight at Eight – Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock
When He Sees Me - Sara Bareilles
Always True to You in My Fashion – Cole Porter
The Art Teacher – Rufus Wainwright
In Love With You – Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
Model Behaviour – David Yazbek
Before He Cheats – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins
Portrait of a Princess – Michael Bruce
Oh Henry Bar – Christopher Dimond & Michael Kooman
Run, Freedom, Run – Greg Kotis & Mark Hollmann

Drumming Song – Florence Welch, Crispin Hunt & James Ford
Air Conditioner – Christine Lavin
To Excess – Christopher Dimond & Michael Kooman
Splitting the Bill - Freya Morgan
The Little Things You Do Together – Stephen Sondheim
Screw Loose – David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger
The Man That Got Away – Ira Gershwin & Harold Arlen
Love The One You’re With – Stephen Stills.

Cast

Emma Coffey, Amy Foden, Dan Geller, Lois Howarth, Heather Jones, Barry Lattimore-Quinn, Deb Lean, Jacob Lloyd, Corin Miller, Freya Morgan, Helena Tong-Grosso, Zofia Pisera, Franciscus Prins, Katy Robinson, Tess Robinson, Kaylen Rose, Stephanie Russell.

Production Team

Musical Director: Jordan Clarke
Creative Producer: Daniel Paul
Assistant Producer: Katy Robinson
Production Manager: Giles Burden
Lighting Operator: Nathan Long
Sound Operator: Phil Yates
Promotional photography: Stephen Russell

Dick Whittington: A 48-Hour Panto

Oh yes it is - it’s that time of year again! Our 48-hour panto is a season staple and we are excited to be bringing you Dick Whittington back at the Stockwell Playhouse, because after all we all love a little bit of Dick!

The incredibly talented, if a little mad, cast are: Aoife Considine, Ed Curry, Sebastian Douma, Faye Easto, Will Emery, Emma Fisher, Ian Green, Rebecca Hawkins, Sophie McKibbin, Amber Mears-Brown, Dave Octave, Bex Parker Smith, Hannah Parker Smith, Francesca Perselli, Kathryn Quinn, Katy Robinson, Alexis Rose, Rachel Savage, Becky Thomas, Chris Watson, and Sean Westwood.

Tickets for the performance at 4pm on Sunday 20 January 2019 are on sale now via Stockwell Playhouse at £10 for adults and £5 for children (under 16yrs).

For those of you wanting more than the standard audience participation that comes with pantomime, there is still an opportunity to join the cast. We have up to 7 spaces remaining to fill. Participation fees are £40 and anyone not currently a member must also pay our annual membership fee of £15. A place in the cast is secured on receipt of payment.

More details can be found in the audition notice but please email panto@geoidsmt.co.uk to register your interest.