FoSSL Talk: The History of The Musical

Venue: Parish Hall, St Mary & St Giles Church, Church Street, Stony StratfordParish Hall, St Mary & St Giles Church, Church Street, Stony Stratford
Date: 10 Mar 2022
Time: 19:00

The next FoSSL talk will be: ‘The History of the Musical.’ by Jamie Hayes

A talk which examines the journey of the musical, from its almost accidental beginnings of 150 years ago through to the modern phenomenon which is Hamilton. This illustrated talk will highlight the great musical productions which have graced London’s West End and Broadway. Every great musical has its own story from page to stage – enjoy the great music, the great stories and the dynamic theatricality of their finest moments.

Jamie has had a distinguished career as an opera director, working at many opera houses and festivals including Covent Garden, Opera Holland Park, Wexford, Buxton, Victoria State Opera (Melbourne) and Icelandic National Opera (Reykjavik). He was Director of Productions with British Youth Opera between 1995 and 2000, and has directed many productions at leading conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His productions range from Mozart and Rossini via Verdi and Bizet to Gilbert and Sullivan and Britten. He has also directed many musicals and was Associate Director to Nicholas Hytner on the original production of Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway.

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