The Prickle (@ThePrickle) October 01, 2018
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra, the world’s only professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre repertoire, have enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame since their debut outing in 2016.
The opportunity to hear Lerner and Loewe’s magnificent score for Camelot (1960), with a full orchestra and chorus, back home at the London Palladium, where it ran for 518 performances, cannot be missed.
“It all started with a semi-serious Facebook post in 2015,” grins LMTO’s conductor and artistic director, 26-year-old Freddie Tapner. “I wondered if we could get together enough people for an orchestra, just for fun, to have a play through of a musical. In just a few hours I had more responses than I knew what to do with.”
As usual, an all-star West End cast will join the LMTO including Sam Swann, Clive Carter, Celinde Schoenmaker, Matthew McKenna, Emmanuel Kojo, Oliver Savile and Raphael Higgins-Humes.
Tapner is used to working with singers of the highest quality, but even he seems giddy at the prospect: “I’m extraordinarily excited to be working with this sensational cast.”
“Camelot hasn’t been seen in the West End for thirty years, and we can’t wait to share this glorious score with you.”
LMTO’s concert production of Camelot will run for one performance only, Saturday 6 October 2018, so book now.