WOS TV: Atherton Paints 'Portrait' for Michael BruceDate: 21 March 2011
Along with launching the debut album of composer Michael Bruce last night (21 March 2011) at an event Live at the Delfont Room, producers Speckulation Entertainment unveiled a specially created music video starring a cast of West End stars.
We are always a fan of bringing you the funniest theatre videos we can find - and this is no different. We've been given special access to post the music video, along with stills from the film which can be found below.
Fronted by Avenue Q and Ordinary Days star Julie Atherton singing Bruce's song "Portrait of a Princess" the video includes a number of cameos, with stars appearing alongside Atherton as her day's adventures take a distinctly adult deviation from your traditional fairytale.
In a series of camp cameos the video features none other than Olivier Award-winner Sheridan Smith, star of BBC's Being Human Russell Tovey, ex-History Boy Steven Webb, Jersey Boy and S Club 7 favourite Jon Lee and Avenue Q star Paul Spicer.
Can you spot all of the West End cameo appearances? It has to be said, some are easier than others, in a very "Disney way!"
Michael Bruce is currently composing the music for the Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate which opens at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 1 June (previews from 16 May 2011). Bruce recently wrote the score for Josie Rourke’s acclaimed production of Men Should Weep at the National Theatre and is Rourke's resident composer at the Bush Theatre.
As well as Atherton artists featured on the album include Ross Hunter, Paul Spicer, Sarah Lark, Sarah Earnshaw, Charlotte Wakefield, Mark Evans, Emily Tierney, Alex Jessop, Jessie Buckley, Anna-Jane Casey, Ashleigh Gray, Daniel Boys, Alexia Khadime and Michael Xavier, many of whom performed Live at the Delfont room last night, in association with Whatsonstage.com.
Bruce's album, titled Unwritten Songs, is available to purchase through iTunes, Dress Circle and iTunes.