In Clay in Concert
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After a five-star, sellout run at VAULT Festival 2023, IN CLAY, a “perfectly formed and expertly polished” (The Reviews Hub) new musical comes to the main stage of The Other Palace for one night only.
The trio of Danielle Steers (The Cher Show, SIX, Bat Out of Hell), Alex Young (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Anyone Can Whistle, Follies) and Roshani Abbey (Hamilton, & Juliet, Rumi: The Musical) will share the role of Marie-Berthe Cazin in this unique concert performance.
Combining jazz manouche with contemporary musical theatre, IN CLAY is a one-woman musical “bursting with numbers that feel destined to become classics” (All That Dazzles).
IN CLAY debuted at VAULT Festival to stellar reviews earlier this year after sold-out workshop performances at The Other Palace Studio and New Wimbledon Theatre Studio in late 2022. The run was also nominated for Show of the Week, and an Offies OffFest award. IN CLAY has also been shortlisted for the MTI Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award.
Based on a true story, this “poignant reflection on ambition, regrets & self-fulfillment” (Fringebiscuit) is told from a quaint Parisian kitchen in the late 1930s. Marie-Berthe Cazin, a ceramist in her early 40s, eagerly awaits the arrival of her closest childhood friend and now celebrated artist, Henrietta Tirman. As Marie prepares for the evening ahead, she reflects on the great joys and sorrows of a life devoted to making art.
The concert will be directed by Grace Taylor, with musical direction by Matt Herbert.
Post-show Q&A with Mickey-Jo Boucher.
“A poignant reflection on ambition, regrets & self-fulfillment…” – FRINGEBISCUIT
“Bursting with numbers that feel destined to become classics…” – ALL THAT JAZZ
“A heartfelt, charming new musical…” – EVERYTHING THEATRE
“One of the best new musicals I have seen…” – NORTH WEST END UK
“A seamlessly blended musical that is intimate, detailed and entertaining…” – LOST IN THEATRELAND
Cast & Creatives:
Special guest – Rosalind Ford
Book & Lyrics: Rebecca Simmonds
Music & Lyrics: Jack Miles
Director: Grace Taylor
Music Director: Matt Herbert
Produced by Design & Canvas Co.