ALP and Southwark Playhouse present
NEWSFEED is a bold new evening of songs drawn from the latest news. From global to local, we’re bringing musicals into the contemporary moment and asking what the most exciting new writers have to say about the present tense through music and song.
Each writer will present a song inspired by a piece of news published in the week before the event. There are no rules for the perspective, form or style of the song. We are as interested in documentary theatre and verbatim theatre approaches as we are in narrative, tonal or character based approaches.
NEWSFEED disrupts the notion that musicals can’t be contemporary and asks: how can music make sense of all the noise?
Writers include Melisa Camba, Jordan Clarke, Chris Czornyj, Francesca Forrestal, Hilmi Jaidin, Colm Molloy, Cordelia O’Driscoll, Katie Pritchard, Leanne Sedin, Robin Simoes da Silva, and Eden Tredwell
NEWSFEED is curated by Adam Lenson, whose directing credits at Southwark Playhouse include The Rink, Wasted and Superhero. He also curates SIGNAL – a quarterly new musical theatre concert series run in association h Club London in Covent Garden.