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Pippa Cleary

Jake Brunger

MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS

Prodigy

Amid a backstage drama of teenage hormones and parental pressure, five finalists gather to compete to be Britain’s best new classical music star. With a live televised final looming, emotions are running high. From bitter vendettas to unexpected romance, which of our competitors will rise to the top? After all, “there can only be one winner…”.

 

Licensing

 

MTI Shows - http://www.mtishows.co.uk/prodigy

 

About

 

Prodigy was first performed and produced by National Youth Music Theatre at St James Theatre in London in August 2015.

 

Produced by Jeremy Walker

Directed by Kate Golledge

Musical direction by Candida Caldicot

Orchestrations by Pippa Cleary and Candida Caldicot

Designed by Diego Pitarch

Lighting design by James Whiteside

Sound design by Andy Graham

 

Original Cast

 

The Finalists

 

Kate (Flute) - Caroline Whittington

Luke (Percussion) - Harry Al-Adwani

Rupert (Trumpet) - Jamie Dodd

Claire (Clarinet) - Amelia Thompson

Jesse (Piano) - Sephora Parish

 

The Parents

 

Eileen Cavanagh, Kate’s Mum - Emma Ernest

Dave, Luke’s Dad - Tom Ramsay

George, Rupert’s Dad - Tom Rowland

Susan, Rupert’s Mum - Samantha Bingley

Ian, Claire’s Dad - Dominic Harbison

Jennifer, Claire’s Mum - Rachael Cawte

Anthony, Jessie’s Dad - Jack Reitman

Sally, Jessie’s Mum - Eloise Kenny-Ryder

 

The Siblings

 

Harry, Rupert’s Brother - Luke Rozanski

Chloe, Claire’s Sister - Hannah Irvine

 

The TV Presenters

 

Dan Davis - Callum Howells

Jenny Jones - Francesca McKean

 

The Judges

 

Stefan Sadowski (Trumpet) - Tom Baarda

Veronica Van Camp (Trumpet) - Amber Moore

Stacey - Ellie Sharpe

 

The Production Team

 

Melissa Marconi, the TV Producer - Laura Barnard

Marcus, Melissa’s Assistant - Toby Spence-Jones

Geoffrey Middleton, the Conductor - Ciaran Walshe

Cameraman - Ross Clifton

Make-Up Artist - Heather Conder

Production Assistant - Josef Doughty

Wardrobe Assistant - Finley Guy

 

Press

 

"Plenty of cultural references file obediently into one-liners which, thanks to Brunger’s knowing and measured wit, consistently hit the mark. The parody of reality television – particularly the competitive and musical kinds – is unrelenting, sharp and well-deserved, with a frank look at modern television’s descent into little more than a visual tabloid. But there’s plenty of lighter jabs served at the popular classical music scene, which can itself be a trifle ridiculous in its coy pomposity." - Musical Theatre Review

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