After a short break, the amazing series The Theatre Channel is coming back with a bang!
With a theme of "Showstoppers", the sixth episode of the series features a host of West End talent performing songs from your favourite musicals, as well as plenty of extra special behind the scenes content.
The lineup this time around is:
Amber and Jade Davies singing “Who Will Love Me As I Am” and “I Will Never Leave You” from Side Show.
Katie Deacon singing “Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line.
Kerry Ellis singing “Always Starting Over” from If/Then.
Danny Mac singing “Moving Too Fast” from The Last Five Years.
Layton Williams singing “Hold Me in Your Heart” from Kinky Boots.
Jack Malin and the Cafe Five singing “There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Annie Get Your Gun.
Plus an exclusive interview with stage and screen legend Antonio Banderas.
The Cafe Five replace the previous Cafe Four who starred in the first five episodes of the series. They consist of Anthony Starr, Danny Becker, Kayleigh Thadani, M-Jae Cleopatra Isaac and Vicki Lee Taylor.
The Theatre Channel is a collaboration from Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Cafe and is filmed mostly at the venue, changing the space in the most creative ways you will ever see, though sometimes moves outside to nearby surroundings.
Producer Adam Blanshay said, “With the release of Episode 6: Showstoppers, we’re celebrating several milestones. First off, as the pandemic and theatre closures have extended far beyond what anyone initially imagined, we’re overjoyed to welcome our new resident ensemble, the new Cafe Five, giving fresh opportunity to a remarkable new group of performers to finishthe series with us. Moreover, based on growth and customer demand, we’re thrilled to now be launching our content on stream.theatre, which we hope will expand our viewership far and wide, and draw in countless new theatre fans. Lastly, we pay homage to the loving memory of Bob Avian, and have included a special feature on A Chorus Line – we are grateful to John Breglio, Baayork Lee, and Antonio Banderas for their collaboration.”
The Theatre Channel is directed by Thom Southerland with musical supervision by Michael England, choreography by Ashley Nottingham, lighting design by Aaron Dootson, production design by James Turner, videography by Ben Hewis and sound design by Keegan Curran.
Episode 6: Showstoppers pays homage to many musical greats, with the number from A Chorus Line showcasing Michael Bennett’s original choreography and taking a trip down memory lane in memorandum to Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian, with the track being provided by Antonio Banderas’ Malaga-based theatre company Teatro del Soho, following their acclaimed Spanish-language revival.
Here are some images from the episode:
The episode will be available to stream from Friday 30th April with tickets on sale now from https://www.stream.theatre/season/107
Episode 7 is coming soon and will celebrate the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, with incredible casting to be announced in due course.