As part of performing, I regularly perform at various cabarets around London singing songs from Oklahoma to Beetlejuice. Although my favourite things to perform are often your new favourite new musical theatre songs you haven't heard of yet.
Cabarets I have recently performed at include:
Trans Voices Cabaret (London)
I Can Do That - A Miscast Cabaret
Parts I'll Never Play
MARY READ - MOST NOTORIOUS
As part of All That Scratch
The Other Palace
Music and Lyrics by Ollie Clark
Book by Daisy Horan
Most Notorious is a brand new musical from Ollie Clark and Daisy Horan, telling the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, female pirates. Both rejecting the roles they were expected to play in 18th century society, they join the crew of captain Jack Rackham instead, forging their own paths and making a name for themselves in a cutthroat and merciless way. Follow their journey as they navigate love, life and crossdressing on the open ocean and discover exactly what is possible when you stick two fingers up to what you’re told to be. This is a show about making your mark, about leaving a dent in history and not letting any constraints hold you back, all set to an upbeat tapestry of genre-defying musical styles.
YOUNGER ROWAN - THE PHASE
The Other Palace
Music and Lyrics by Meg McGrady
Book and Lyrics by Zoe Morris
'The Phase' is a coming of age story about a group of students at an all-girls Catholic school whose band has been disbanded due to their “inappropriate” LGBTQ+ positive content which does not conform to the hetero-norms the school believes in.
Told from the perspective of the lead guitarist Rowan, a non-binary adult, this musical explores the struggles of mental health, relationships and the issues still facing LGBTQ+ pupils today.
THE FUNERAL SINGER - THE SANDMAN
The Southwark Playhouse
Written and directed by
Harry Blake and Jennifer Fletcher in collaboration with the company
Knock at the door
The ominous menacing creak of the floor
You’ll scratch and you’ll scratch till you’re bloody and raw
The Sandman’s coming to get you.”
The Sandman is a brand new musical thriller about friendship, art and the supernatural, loosely based on the short story by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Nat, a talented fashion designer, is stalked by the figure of the Sandman, a character from her childhood mysteriously connected to her parent’s death. As the Sandman strengthens his grip on Nat, reality and nightmares begin to blur.
"The ensemble scenes showcase the cast’s vocal skills, comic timing and ability to effortlessly switch between characters and efficiently establish new locations." - The Up Coming
"...the ensemble singing in this show is generally impressive (musical director Jamie Noar is onside on keys along with Kat Bax on bass), especially when they become a choir and sing Blake’s beautiful version of Psalm 23." - Musical Theatre Review
"This show is about giving the performers the chance to shine, and shine they really did. Convincing, engaging and committed performances from them all. " - View From The Cheap Seat
BAPTISTA MINOLA - KISS ME KATE
The BRIT School
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Kiss Me Kate tells the story of a production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.
"The Brit School’s Kiss Me Kate was a classy, slick and captivating presentation. And that’s in no small part down to the commitment of the cast. Filled with vibrancy throughout, the ensemble totally nailed it and you could feel and electricity reverberating around the auditorium during the big company numbers." - thesweetlondonlife
PRESENTER - BRIT LIVE
The BRIT School
Produced by Jamie Moreland
BRIT Live is The BRIT School’s flagship magazine show broadcast live from Croydon every month on YouTube. Brought to you by a team of passionate Film and Media Production students, it brings together an exciting mix of strands and year groups in a way never done before to capture the energy of this dynamic school.
It tries to give both current and future students an insight into what life at the BRIT School is really like and it covers what events are going on at the schools, live performances and interviews, world events and game segments like Stranded where two students switch strands or departments for the day.
Meg McGrady and Luke Martin were the two original presenters who were later joined by Kieran Taylor Ford and Georgia Mutegevu.
The original two series were broadcast from March 2017 until June 2018.
PIP ZIMLING - ARGENTO'S CIRCUS
The BRIT School
Music and Lyrics by Robert Holt
Book by Simon Stephens
Argento’s Circus is an original circus musical that was performed in the Summer of 2017 at the BRIT School. The story, aimed at Primary school students, focuses on a group of three friends who go to a circus school which is threatened by cuts to the arts. The three friends help save the school when Pip finds a history book proving that the site the circus school is built on is historic. The production saw over two thousand primary school students over two days and the whole show was performed in a circus tent.
ANNIE - ANNIE
The Whitely Bay Playhouse
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. This production by Tynemouth Amateur Operatic Society took place in February 2015 at the Whitley Bay Playhouse.
‘Meg McGrady and Isobel Patterson are sharing the lead role of Annie during the week, supported by a troupe of 18 orphans, as well as a 30-strong cast that will be in the production.’ - Sunderland Echo