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Macbeth-inspired musical Lady M in development

Workshops for the new musical begin on 8 December

Karl Queensborough, George Blagden and Bradley Jaden
Karl Queensborough, George Blagden and Bradley Jaden
© Toy Soldier Productions

A brand-new musical inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth is officially in the works.

Lady M is a sung-through reimagining of the famous tragedy, exploring the untold story and haunted past of Lady Macbeth.

It features an origial score by Gina Georgio and James Beeny of Toy Soldier Productions that blends modern show tunes with elements of rap.

Workshops for the new project are scheduled to begin on 8 December under the direction of Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy, culminating with a presentation on 22 December.

The cast is led by George Blagden (Les Misérables 2012 film), Kerry Ellis (Wicked), Robert Hands (Come From Away), Jamie Muscato (Heathers), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six) and Karl Queensborough (Hamilton), alongside Devon-Elise Johnson, Maria Graciano, Tom Hier, Sam O'Rourke, Claire Parrish and Paul Wilkins.

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