The Outsider

“The Outsider” is a story of love, life and lavender; sung to the tune of vibrant gypsy jazz

The Outsider is currently being performed on board Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. The show premiered in January 2018

Personne was once a bustling, joyful and vibrant town in Southern France. But no more. It has lost it’s spark and the townsfolk their individuality. The lavender fields they farm seem dull and lifeless since they all started to work for local farmer Hubert Hubert. Even he and his childhood sweetheart Constance haven’t spoken to each other for several years. Then Estelle, a mysterious outsider arrives with a talent to breath joy and passion back into hearts. Constance and postman Frank are beguiled by her talents, but Hubert remains unmoved. Will Estelle have time to finish her work and rekindle the love between Constance and Hubert before he turns the town against her?

Creative Team:

Producer: Ruthie Henshall
Producer/Writer: Paul Schofield
Director/Writer: Tim Welton
Production Manager: Nick Sharp
Choreographer: Jess Ellen
Scenic & Projection Designer: Kenneth MacLeod
Costume Designer: Dianne Kelly
Sound Designer: Dan Samson
Lighting Designer: Dan Terry
Lighting Programmer: Dan Street
Video Programmer: Daniel Richardson
Associate Sound Designer: David Beckham
Assistant Choreographer: Jordan Oliver
Arrangements & Orchestration: Lewis Andrews
Arrangements & Orchestration: Chris Ingham
Musicians: Ben Holder Trio
Set Construction: Clockwork Scenery

Echoes In The Night

“Echoes in the Night” takes us on a thrilling journey of mystery and intrigue through foggy streets of post war London drawing on the smoky eyed heroines and rugged jawed heroes of ‘film noir’ as it’s inspiration and mixing them with the sizzle of big band swing.

Echoes in the Night is currently being performed on board P&O Cruises, Aurora. The show premiered in July 2017.

Jaded ex-army Captain Luther Simpson has found himself working at the Blue Nightingale Club, run by the beautiful Valentine for owner Wrenford Stark. Wrenford has many more sinister business interests than just the club, but Luther is happy to turn a blind eye as long as he can stay close to Valentine. When an ex-army buddy Peter and his partner Dawn arrive on the scene, light begins to be shed on Wrenford’s dealings. Soviet spies are being smuggled out of London and Dawn and Peter, who reveal themselves as undercover Naval Intelligence agents, are there to find the ringleader. Can Luther keep Valentine safe from the notorious Crimson Shadow? Or is she herself involved in treasonous activity; Only the street corner lamps know the real truth behind the footsteps; and the Echoes in the Night.

Creative Team:

Producer: Ruthie Henshall
Producer/Writer: Paul Schofield
Director/Writer: Tim Welton
Production Manager: Nick Sharp
Choreographer: Mark Smith
Production Designer: Kenneth MacLeod
Costume Designer: Kenneth MacLeod
Sound Designer: Dan Samson
Lighting Designer: Dan Terry
Lighting Programmer: Dan Street
Arrangements & Orchestration: Lewis Andrews
Costume Maker: Dianne Kelly

Money Makes The World Go ‘Round

Money Makes the World Go Round is based on the music of Kander and Ebb, and features songs from musicals including Cabaret and Chicago.

It is being performed onboard P&O cruise ship Arcadia in a production bringing “a slice of the West End to the sea”.

The story focuses on Lily, a young girl from out of town who arrives in the big city in search of a new beginning. She soon finds herself embroiled in the charismatic world of the ‘Cabaret’ and its charming yet dubious host, the M.C.

Here she meets Harry, a fledgeling songwriter with whom love blossoms. However, Harry and his talents are the closely guarded property of the Cabaret’s star Lola and it is not long before Lily feels the chill of Lola’s disapproval and murderous jealousy, as she falls not into the arms of Harry but into the long arm of the law. Will love triumph over adversity? Will the Emcee find a way to turn a profit? After all… money makes the world go ’round.

The show premiered in November 2016.