This June The MTA is producing as a co-production with the Brewhouse Theatre down in Taunton a revival of Around the World in 80 Days. Directed by Racky Plews, choreographed by Tim Jackson with Annemarie MD’ing’ and updating the score. Annemarie will also supervise the Taunton production.
On Dec 4th Annemarie will be MD’ing’ Ria Jones in Home For Christmas at the Swansea Grand. A very special gig for Annemarie, as this is her home theatre. Even more special as Ria and Annemarie first met whilst appearing in a Gang Show at The Grand when they were in the Brownies and Guides (although Annemarie would like it noted that she was a Brownie..and not old enough to be a Guide at that time). Book here for what promises to be a great evening mixing the West End with Christmas (what’s not to like?)
Busy year lined up with some revivals…all with a difference. Dec sees The MTA producing Cinderella (written with Daniel O’Brien and originally commissioned by the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds). Expect to hear some new songs, and some new arrangements. Book now
In March it’s SOSN time, this year produced at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre for the first time.
Then in June over a decade since it was first commissioned, The MTA is reviving Around the World in 80 Days (written with Phil Willmott). Directed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, Seussical, Footloose), this promises to be an exciting revival of this critically acclaimed large cast show.
As ever some great projects lined up for 2015, including The Venus Factor – a new musical comedy written with Nick Stimson (premiering at The Bridewell in September), and yet another Musical Theatre adaptation of a Daniel O’Brien Pantomime ready for a return visit to BGAC in Dec (following on from the sell out success of Beauty and the Beast last year). Keep your eyes peeled for some other new stuff coming up. In the meantime it’s the annual revue SOSN for The MTA, so Annemarie is up to her eyes in huge vocal arrangements, followed by some orchestrations. Remember to check out her You Tube channel though for clips of all her most recent shows. www.youtube.com/annemarielewisthomas
19th Sept 2014
Great review for Just The Ticket here:
Next up – it’s panto time. This year Annemarie is adapting Daniel O’Brien’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s being performed at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham by the 2nd year students of The MTA: See full details here:
Currently writing Just The Ticket a new musical comedy with book writer Nick Stimson due to be premiered at the Bridewell Theatre 10th – 13th September, directed by Simon Greiff
Along with her regular feature in the Musical Theatre Review as their Agony Aunt for all things Musical Theatre (from training to writing), Annemarie now writes a fortnightly blog for The Public Reviews website http://www.thepublicreviews.com/. Never one to shy away from speaking her mind it will definitely be worth having a look at
Currently arranging the 2014 Revue – Something Old, Something New for The MTA
Great Expectations is currently going through some re-writes prior to being published…more details when they can be announced.
Annemarie has also taken up the role of ‘Agony Aunt’ for the Musical Theatre Review – offering advice to aspiring Musical theatre performers, writers and practitioners: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=342157115926617&id=189233867885610
Check out the You Tube Channel for trailers of Aladdin and The Ballad of Kitty Jay
16th November 2013
Annemarie is now represented by Kate Weston at Janet Fillingham Associates
26th October 2013
Annemarie is currently writing the songs for a new version of Aladdin with a book by Daniel O’Brien opening at the Courtyard Theatre in December 2013. Book here. She is also writing some additional incidental music for a revival of Nick Darke’s Ting Tang Mine directed by Tilly Vosburgh, also being performed at the Courtyard Theatre in December.
After a successful world premiere – you can read a review of The Ballad of Kitty Jay here
Pleased to report that the recent revival of Great Expectations received great critical acclaim for Annemarie’s material
A review of Great Expectations can be found here:
Hear her work in Shifting Sands’ production of Boxed In – currently on National Tour around the UK
An Evening of Music and Lyrics by Annemarie Lewis Thomas at the Landor in Feb was a sell out!
Jack and the Beanstalk co-written with Daniel O’Brien for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds got revived by The MTA this December.
The first workshop of the rewritten Dangerous Daughters happens this week in Cumbria. If you want to see how it ends up – book your tickets here: http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/WhatsOn/201213/DangerousDaughters.aspx
YMT:UK are reviving Great Expectations in 2013. It will play at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from 28th August to 1st September. Full details here: http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/site1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129&Itemid=93
Annemarie will be in cabaret with Ria Jones at the Pheasantry on December 4th & 5th 2012. Book here: http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/popList.aspx?showId=47dabf29-60ea-421f-b8fc-099b98133b87&showDateId=5905
Dangerous Daughters is to receive its first workshop in Cumbria this October as part of Perfect Pitch. Annemarie and Nick will be up in Cumbria working on the rewrites. Come back to find out when the premiere of the revised version is going to take place!
A Common Boy is now part of the Trinity Musical Theatre & Singing syllabus – buy a copy of the song here: http://www.advancemusic.net/product.aspx?guid=ca9d1b5c-d714-437f-9909-496ad3dc563f
The Sunshine Gang
Annemarie’s latest show written with Nick Stimson
Annemarie and book writer Nick Stimson have just signed the contract to make Dangerous Daughters part of the Perfect Pitch licensing catalogue. Keep an eye out for further news.
Annemarie will be MD’ing’ the upcoming Songwriters Unioncabaret as part of the Cabaret Gold series at the Union Theatre. The show will feature singers including Sophie Evans, Matthew Barrow and Emily Tierney all from Wizard of Oz, Kieran Brown from Wicked and many other non-Oz related West End stars.