LSW  proudly presented OUT OF THE PIANO as third programme
in the 'Just Do It' / Tim Williams Award Scheme

         

'From Older Words Comes New Theatre Music'
A Celebration of the Art of Theatrical Composition,
The Tim Williams Award Scheme is in memory of
the London Shakespeare Workout's (LSW)
late Musical Director, Tim Williams

"LSW works at the highest level." - Michael Billington, The Guardian

 

13 Vibrant British Composers
offered the world premiere
of 20 New Theatrical Songs
as Inspired by Classical/Established Texts
Not Originally Intended for Song

 

(Photographs by Dave Morgan, Logan Riehl)

 


 

 

"What composing talent, what interpretive skill … and what fun!" -  British Theatre Guide



PLUS a selection of previous Tim Williams Award (TWA) highlights

 

 

as performed by
a notable range of West End voices

 

 

plus selection/presentation of the

THIRD TIM WILLIAMS AWARD FOR COMPOSITION to

Christopher Hamilton

for  BURN


 

To LISTEN to the Christopher Hamilton's composition BURN performed by the glorious Diane Pilkington
in a live podcast from Musical Talk please click HERE

(please scroll down to the end to LISTEN to a further thirteen songs in a 3rd Tim Williams Awards Musical Sampling. 
Additionally to hear highlights from the 2nd TWA programme READINESS IS ALL please cluck
HERE)

 

INAUGURAL AUDIENCE CLUB
'OLD WORDS - NEW THEATRICAL SONG' COMPOSITION AWARD to

Craig Adams

for  LIVE HENCE BY TRUTH


 

To LISTEN to the Craig Adam's composition LIVE HENCE BY TRUTH performed by the excellent John Addison
in a live podcast from Musical Talk please click HERE

(Please scroll down to the end to LISTEN to a further thirteen songs in a 3rd Tim Williams Awards Musical Sampling. 
To hear highlights from the 2nd TWA programme READINESS IS ALL please cluck
HERE)

THIRD TIM WILLIAMS AWARD FOR ORIGINAL LYRIC
INSPIRED BY A CLASSICAL / ESTABLISHED SOURCE

Blanche Girouard after George Bernard Shaw

for  HORSEY

To LISTEN to Peter Coyte's composition of Ms. Girouard's lyric HORSEY as performed by the wonderful Helen Goldwyn
in the live Musical Talk podcast please click HERE.  Ms. Girouard took her inspiration
from the Shaw' s character Hesoine Hushabye in his masterwork 'HEARTBREAK HOUSE; one who
knows all too well that "there are only two classes in good society in England:
the 'Equestrian' classes and the 'Neurotic' classes".

We were honoured that the 3rd Tim Williams Award for Original Lyric as Inspired by a Classical / Established Source
was so graciously presented by the Olivier Award winning actress, SARA KESTELMAN

 

 

Participating Composers ...

Click here for a brief biography of each

Craig Adams, Alex Baranowski, Sarah Bodalbhai,
Peter Coyte, Gareth Peter Dicks, Ian Dolamore,
David Hewson,
Christopher Hamilton, Alfie Granger-Howell,
James Jones, James Lark, Richard Link
, Rachel Lyske

with previous highlights from TWA compositional celebrants:   

Sarah Bodalbhai & Alfie Granger-Howell

plus special TWA compositional premieres by

Frank Lazarus & Tim Williams

 

 

Lyricists & Inspirational Sources ...

Conrad Aitken, Rebecca Applin, Jane Austen, Hillaire Belloc,
John Betjeman, Charlotte Bronte, Noel Coward, Roald Dahl,
Christopher Davenport, Paul Laurence Dunbar, John Fletcher, Blanche Girouard,
Leah Goldberg, Frank Lazarus, John Masefield, Edna St. Vincent Millay,
Maxwell Naught, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare,
George Bernard Shaw, Roger Woddis, Tennessee Williams

Performers ...


John Addison


(of A Little Night Music, Secret Garden, Love Never Dies, Raoul in Phantom of the Opera,
Chess, Marius in Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Titanic, Sweeney Todd, etc.)

Marc Akinfolarin


(of Smokey Joe's Cafe, Joseph, The Go-Between, Anything Goes, Secret Garden, etc.)

Ben Alyn-Francis


(of the MTM Award Winning Ed-The Musical, WNO Sweeney Todd, NT's Coram Boy,
Chess-in-Concert, Magic Flute, Closer Than Ever, The Rake's Progress, Me & My Girl, etc.)

Gerard Bentall


(of Fame,
Peggy Sue Got Married, Les Miserables, Only the Brave,
 Whistle Down the Wind, Film of Jesus Christ Superstar, etc.)

Helena Blackman


(of Saturday Night, South Pacific [TMA Best Actress Nom],
Secret Garden, Gypsy, Wizard of Oz, An Evening of Stiles & Drewe,
BBC's 'How do you Solve a Problem Like Maria', etc.)

Rebecca Caine


(Original Cosette of Les Miserables; of Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma,
Ravenna Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, ENO, Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne,
Glimmerglass, Opera North, Spoleto, Edinburgh, etc.)

Valerie Cutko


(of Broadway's Grand Hotel, London's Cabaret, NT My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera,
Nine, Silk Stockings, Camelot, Evita, Beautiful & the Damned, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc.)

Marilyn Cutts


(of FASCINATING AIDA, Oklahoma, Beauty & the Beast, Oliver,
Footloose, Honk!, NT's Rose Tattoo, Cosi Fan Tutte, Copacabana,
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Showboat, etc.)

Sarah Earnshaw


(of Wicked, Alice in Wonderland, Carousel, West End Stars in Concert, etc.)

Helen Goldwyn

(of BBC's Voice of Musical Theatre Competition, Just So, Phantom, Personals,
My Fair Lady, Good Companions, High Society, A Conneticut Yankee,
various broadcast leads in Doctor Who, over 50 on-hold messages!, etc.)  

Shimi Goodman

(of Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Evita, Cabaret, Bombay Dreams, Singing in the Rain,
Into the Woods, Anyone Can Whistle, Camelot, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, etc.)

Rebekah Hinds
 
(Exciting new graduate from the Central School Musical Theatre Programme, etc.)   

Morag McLaren

(of The Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Welsh National Opera, Impopera,
Scottish Opera, presenting Radio 3's 'Song Tree', etc.,)

Nathaniel Morrison

(of Sister Act, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dancing in the Streets,
Tonight's the Night, West End Gospel Choir, etc., )

Dianne Pilkington

(of Wicked, The 39 Steps, Love Never Dies, Dr. Zhivago, Cats,
Urinetown, The Far Pavilions, Beauty & the Beast, Sweeney Todd,
The Beautiful Game, Taboo, Tess of the D'urbervilles, Les Miserables, etc.)

Laura Pitt-Pulford

 (of Sunset Boulevard, Carousel, Follies, Lion Witch & Wardrobe,
The World Goes Round, Copacabana, etc.)
 

Gina Respall

 (of The King & I, Jerry Springer - The Opera, Miss Saigon,
West Side Story, Thriller Live, etc.)
 

James Smoker
 
(Les Miserables, Recent Royal Academy of Music Graduate,
Singer of 'Boy Actor' in TWA's 'Readiness is All')   

Anton Stephans
 
(Porgy in Porgy & Bess; of Showboat, Blacking Iago, Starlight Express, etc.)   

Lincoln Stone
 
(currently 'Boone' in Whistle Down the Wind National Tour; of Company, Marguerite,
Pirates of Penzance, Desperately Seeking Susan, Drowsy Chaperone, etc.)   

Bryan Torfeh
 
(of London & Broadway's RSC Nicholas Nickleby, High Society, Oliver,
Copacabana, The Great White Hope, Figaro, Reduced Shakespeare, etc.)

with a SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE by
Olivier Award Winner


Sara Kestelman
 
(of Nine, Hamlet, Fiddler on the Roof, Copenhagen, Cabaret, RSC & RNT veteran,
Sarassine, Three Tall Women, Threepenny Opera, Girl with a Pearl Earring, etc.)



Out of the Piano Judges ...

Frank Lazarus, Tim Arnold, Nigel Lilley, Michael Peavoy,
Steve Ross, Nicholas Paul Simpson, Paul Vale, Phil Willmott
 

A SMALL 3RD TIM WILLIAMS AWARDS MUSICAL SAMPLING 

(Please click on each title.  Each song is introduced with its title, composer, lyricist, originating performer, dramatic scenario
& suggested musical style - exactly as originally presented to the participating TWA composer)

Should you wish to hear the ENTIRE performance of OUT OF THE PIANO (from opening to close)
it can be heard HERE.

 

SO BEAUTIFUL; SO WISE


FAULT LINES

WHAT CASE I?

THE EARTH EXHALES

OPEN MY EYES

SPRUNG

 IF THOU WILT

WE WEAR THE MASK

ON MONSIEUR'S DEPARTURE

(There was a brief interruption in the performance of this song when the production booth began to play
a recorded track of the music leaving the composer to compete with himself.  As this led to much merriment
the interruption has been left in for your enjoyment, following which, however, the song can be heard in its full glory.).

O WICKED MR BEST

DO I BELIEVE IN GOD?

AFTER APARTHEID

PRESENTIMENT


 

OUT OF THE PIANO was held on
Sunday,
20th June 2010

6.00 pm - 8.50 pm


at The Cochrane Theatre
Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP
2 mins from Holburn Tube (turn right coming out)
Buses:  1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 59, 68, 168, 171, 188, 242, 521
Map Here

 

“LSW performs with a power and an intensity that is all too rarely seen on today’s stages …. We were treated to electrifying performances, up close and personal. …. There can be no question but that these performances made an indelible mark on every one of its audience members.”  
 
METRO 

The evening performance of OUT OF THE PIANO was
recorded live in preparation for a Musical Talk Podcast
For the full broadcast please click HERE.