"The story is a funny mash-up of Rapunzel and Goldilocks, the vibrant costumes and sets are West African-inspired, and the exuberant songs nod to grime, soca and carnival. My pick for a characterful London panto."
A lovely way to celebrate Christmas with the wonderfully talented cast from Les Mis and Phantom - Paul Wilkins, Natasha Veselinovic, Jade Davies, Charlotte Vaughan and Susannah Gray. The last of my PizzaExpress Live cabarets for 2017.
"A pantomime bursting with love - Innovative adaptation featuring an uplifting score, entertaining performances and utterly enchanting design."
"It sounds great too, under the baton of musical director Ian MacGregor."
I am MD and pianist for another cabaret with the cast from Les Miserables. The show is on at Pizza Express Live (Maidstone) on Sunday 10 December 2017 at 7:30 pm. There are very few tickets left so we should be sold out by Sunday!
"This is the Theatre Royal on form: a show full of fun and originality and the warmth that we expect from this company - well sung and played under Ian MacGregor's musical direction."
Tonight is our press night for Rapunzel at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. I am delighted to be back as musical director for this very original take on the story of Rapunzel. What a privilege to have Wayne Nunes and Perry Melius in the band with me once again.
A second chance to see the cabaret with the cast of Phantom of the Opera, this time at Pizza Express Live (Birmingham). Come and see this fabulous cast singing a range of rarely heard musical theatre songs, as well as some old favourites. The show is at 8:00pm on Sunday 12 November 2017.
Great fun accompanying a cabaret at The Old Theatre Royal in Bath with the wonderful Hettie Hobbs, with special guests Chris Draper and Ben Hutt. A lovely selection of songs from musicals past and present.
I am MD and pianist for the next in the series of cabaret shows at PizzaExpress Live (Holborn) with casts from various West End shows. West End Night Off is on SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2017 at 8:00pm. Sharing a vast array of theatre credits including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Rocky Horror Show, Fame, Jesus Christ Superstar, Legally Blonde and Wicked, this dazzling cast promises to deliver a wonderful evening of entertainment!
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Very excited to be the musical director and pianist for a cabaret show with the cast of Phantom Of The Opera at the new jazz venue at PizzaExpress Live (Holborn) which opens in September 2017. Join the talented cast as they perform a thrilling programme of songs, duets and ensemble numbers. The show is at 8:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2017. Click here to buy your tickets.
I was delighted to conduct the Royal Automobile Club Choir in A Summer Celebration at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall on Thursday 29 June at 7:00pm. It was a packed house, and the programme of varied choral music from the Main Choir and the Chamber Choir included Sumer Is Icumen In, Siyahamba & Pelo Tsa Rona, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mack The Knife and The Bare Necessities. We also featured solos from talented members of the choir including On The Street Where You Live, They Can't Take That Away From Me, I've Got A Little List, Chopin Étude Op. 25 No. 1 and O Mio Babbino Caro.
A wonderful evening playing with the New London Orchestra, conducted by Ronald Corp, at the Midsummer Banquet for the Worshipful Company of Musicians at The Mansion House, in a selection of British Light Music Classics, as featured on the NLO's recordings on Hyperion. I shared the piano chair with none other than The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, and we played together with four hands on one piano in Sailing By.
A very successful workshop on a new musical, Pebbles for Aaron, by Rob Eyles and Bob Gould, directed by James Peries with a wonderful cast at Etcetera Theatre in Camden. This musical really deserves to be performed in the near future. Keep your eyes open for it...
SNS Productions are throwing a party at the Theatre in John Hampden Grammar School in High Wycombe and you're all invited. Join us for a night of new songs, some classics with a fresh approach and a few surprises as well. The show takes place in New York's Upper West Side and explores how complicated relationships can be, whether you're serving the canapés or hosting the event. I am the on-stage pianist for the party!
The Royal Automobile Club Chamber Choir is proud to present an Easter Concert of a selection from our repertoire of 1,000 years of popular music in the Mountbatten Room at the RAC. Songs include Hold Back The River, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, How Will I Know, The Bare Necessities, Barbara Allen, Locus Iste, Steal Away and Lean On Me. The Club's special guest at this concert is the Rt. Hon. Lord MacGregor, who is also a member of the Inner Magic Circle!