Friday, April 10

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Concert at Criterion

Tickets are on sale for a West End revival of the song cycle Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, taking place at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday 31st  May a7 7:00 pm

More than 30 West End performers will be appearing in the  the special "one night only" performance directed by Stephen Whitson with  musical direction by Dean Austin in  aid of The Make A Difference Trust, with

Cast members who are confirmed so far (*subject to availability; further names to be announced) include: The cast includes Simon Bailey (I Can't Sing/Marry Me A Little), Fra Fee (Candide/Les Miserables) and Emma Hatton (currently playing Elphaba in Wicked) with Vivienne Acheampong,  Paul Baker, Daniel Boys, Natalie Bush, James Charlton, Adam Colbeck Dunn, Michelle Crook,Sarah French, Tom Gillies, Rachel Lea Gray, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Paul Hazel, Nick Hendrix, Graham Hoadly, Freddy Hutchins, Lauren Ingram, Kurt Kansley, Emma Kingston, Emma Lindars, Leon Lopez, Grace McKee, Matt McKenna, Ako Mitchell, Ursula Mohan, Katie Paine, Michael Pickering, Ella Marshall-Pinder, Kelly Price, Sophia Ragavelas, Grace Reynolds, Paul Riddiford, Joanna Riding, Oliver Saville, Adam Stafford, Alwyne Taylor, Izabella Urbanowicz, Miles Western, Emma Williams, Gary Wood and  Matthew Wycliffe

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a song cycle with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional text by Bill Russell featuring  songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who have died from AIDS and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss.

The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled "The Quilt." It was produced first at the Ohio Theatre in Soho in NYC in 1989, where the new title was adopted. In 1992, it was produced at the King's Head Theatre in London, where it played for several months. In June 1993, the production was transferred to the Criterion Theatre in London's West End.

Tickets for Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

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