About the show
Be the first to see the new hits of musical theatre with From Page To Stage at The Other Palace.
Les Mis. Wicked. Hamilton. It’s strange to think that once upon a time, no one had heard of these now world famous musicals. But even the biggest stars of the musical theatre back catalogue had to start life somewhere. This summer, the From Page To Stage festival moves to the newly opened The Other Palace. Showcasing ten new musicals and a selection of musical concerts, the festival puts you first in line to hear the musicals of tomorrow.
We’ve selected the highlights of the programme to give a feel for what’s on offer:
24 August – 2 September
The headline show of From Page To Stage is a treat for romantics. Written by Steven Sater, Some Lovers uses music by Burt Bacharach. It’s the first time the famous musician has composed a score for the stage since Promises, Promises in 1968. Some Lovers is based on the short story The Gift Of The Magi. The tender-hearted tale tells of a young couple with barely a penny to their name who, nonetheless, find a way to get each other a Christmas gift.
The Queen’s Nose
31 August – 2 September 2017
One of many staged readings at FPTS, The Queen’s Nose is a new musical based on the beloved children’s book by Dick King Smith and the 1995 BBC television series. Strong-minded teenager Harmony Parker prefers getting her own way. A visit from Uncle Ginger lands Harmony with a special gift: the chance to make her dreams come true. Magic, though, is a tricky business and soon Harmony is in over her head. The musical is created by Charles Miller and Tim Sanders.
Chicken Little and DinoStory
28 – 30 August 2017
With the summer holidays still on, FPTS hasn’t forgotten about the little ones. The festival has also scheduled staged readings of two new children’s musicals. Chicken Little is by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. Follow plucky, clucky Chicken Little on a farmyard adventure. Or, if bigger creatures are more your thing, check out DinoStory by Erin Carter, Luke Di Somma and Mark Anderson. Rose is a leaf-munching dinosaur who wants herbivores and carnivores to just be friends. Find out if she manages to keep all the other dinosaurs in line.
Rebel Song 21 – 23 August
Finally, if you’re looking for something a bit darker, then Rebel Song might be it. This new musical is created by Tom Wright and Christopher Dickens. It follows the fate of two boys living at the time of the Easter Rising. Doyler and Jim make a pact that Jim will learn to swim so that they can cross the bay and raise the Irish flag on Muglin’s Rock. Politics and friendship collide in a surprising love story.
To see the full programme, click here.
From Page To Stage runs from 14 August – 3 September 2017 at The Other Palace.