Exclusive first listen: New musical Flowers for Mrs Harris
Clare Burt performs - with Tom Brady conducting and Richard Taylor on piano - "Rain on Me" from Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff's new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris, which has its World Premiere at the Sheffield Crucible in May.
Directed by outgoing artistic director Daniel Evans - his final production at the Crucible - Flowers for Mrs Harris will star Burt (London Road) alongside Anna-Jane Casey (Mack & Mabel) and Laura Pitt-Pulford, recently nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The cast also includes Moyo Akandé (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Rebecca Caine (Les Miserables), Luke Dale (The Lover's Melancholy), David Durham (Jesus Christ Superstar), Louis Maskell (My Fair Lady), Mark Meadows (Urinetown), and Nicola Sloane (London Road).
Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, Flowers for Mrs Harris is a new musical set in 1940s London. It follows Mrs Harris, a cleaner who wants for nothing until she happens upon a Christian Dior dress.
It has design by Lez Brotherston, musical direction from Tom Brady, lighting by Mark Henderson and movement from Kay Shepherd.
Flowers for Mrs Harris runs at the Crucible, Sheffield from 18 May - 4 June 2016.