With just a little over eight weeks to go until East Ender Chelsea walks down the aisle, creative partners Shrapnel Theatre and Iris Theatre are hard at work to bring Chelsea's pub and Bertie's palace to life on stage at the Union Theatre. Our freshly assembled and cracking team of creatives includes: Luke Bateman & … Continue reading A Royal Wedding in 8 Weeks
Surprise! We've got a new show for you from Iris Towers, and this one's a goodie... If you've been following Iris for a while then you may remember that back in 2015, we commissioned Luke Bateman and Maz Evans to write a brand new musical called H.R.Haitch... Well, it's back, and we need your help … Continue reading Announcing: H.R.Haitch, a right royal musical comedy
That's right, it's time! #SummerIsComing and after almost seven months of scheming and planning here at Iris Towers, it is our delight to finally unveil this summer's productions: Shakespeare's The Tempest and Daniel Winder's new adaptation of Dumas' The Three Musketeers, both in the stunning grounds of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden. But before we … Continue reading The Tempest and The Three Musketeers take to the stage for Summer 2018
Beverly Andrews, the writer of our newest Workin Process musical, Crossroads, takes a look at what the blues are and where they came from. You can catch Crossroads, and the full Night of the Blues, next week at the Actors' Church! What are the blues? A musical voice of liberation by former slaves during the early days of … Continue reading Guest Blog: The Blues, by Beverly Andrews
Christmas is almost here, Xmas Factor is disappearing into the distance (although if you want to jog your memory you can always grab a copy of the album) and 2018 is fast approaching... And so are two new concerts! Today we're excited to announce A Night of the Blues and For Tonight, featuring two new musicals as part … Continue reading Announcing: two new WIP concerts!
It's almost time for Xmas Factor: All Stars! And if you've been keeping track you'll know that on the night we're also releasing our new album of all the songs in the show. Today, however, we've got a very special preview for you... As announced last month, we're really excited that Rebecca Trehearn and Jon … Continue reading LISTEN NOW: Rebecca Trehearn sings “The Little Match Girl”
Last month we asked you to support us making a brand new album to accompany this year's Xmas Factor: All Stars concert. Today, we want to say thank you! We very literally couldn't have done this without each and every backer's support, and we are so grateful. So we wanted to take a moment to … Continue reading A very special thank you…
Coming to St Paul's in just under a week, Fidel! is the newest musical to join our Workin Process initiative for two performances this Thursday 16th November. Read on for more about the team on and off-stage, and get your tickets now! The Cast Guido Garcia Lueches Fidel Guido trained at the Montevideo Institute of Acting … Continue reading Introducing: the cast and creatives of FIDEL: The Musical!
"So that’s the thing about Fidel, it is not a person, it’s an idea. It’s a process. It’s a force. A political force."
And we're here: the final Xmas Factor: The Album writer focus! So keep reading for more on Marc Folan, Adey Grummet and Ben Heneghan! By the way, we've made our Kickstarter target of £2,500 to make the album a success, so look here for more information about how we're stretching ourselves even further and please … Continue reading Xmas Factor: The Album Writer Focus: Marc Folan, Adey Grummet and Ben Heneghan