Our Spring Season will once again be held at Stratford Circus. Come and see the next generation of actors, designers, managers and technical artists:


Songs for a New World

Songs & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown

Director: Iain Reekie
A vivid range of characters are seen in a fascinating set of situations, each characterized by a powerful moment of decision. Originally written for just four performers, this production has an expanded cast of sixteen actor musicians and features songs that draw on America’s rich pop, jazz and gospel traditions.

Originally produced by the WPA Theatre, NYC, 1995 (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director). Original orchestration by Brian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd. On behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Please click here to book your tickets through the Stratford Circus Box Office.


Director – Iain Reekie

Designer – Liz Marsden

Lighting Designer – Michael Corcoran

Sound Designer – Alex Goddard

Musical Directors –  Anna-Louise Vincent & William Pennington



The New World – Company

On the Deck of the Spanish Sailing Ship – Ned Rudkins-Stow & Company

Just One StepAnna-Louise Vincent

I’m Not AfraidCelia Cruwys-Finnigan

The River Won’t Flow Lewys Taylor, Michael Taylor Moran & Company

TransitionAlice Imelda

Stars and the MoonStephanie Rutherford

She CriesOwen Liggett, Alexander Bean, Luke Thornton, Lewys Taylor & Michael Taylor Moran

The Steam TrainWilliam Pennington, Alice Imelda, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan & George Pelham

The World Was DancingCeleste de Veazey, Sam Kayman, Owen Liggett & Company

Surabaya Santa – Pippa Lewis & Ru Hamilton

Christmas Lullaby – Lucy Keirl

King of the World – George Pelham

I’d Give it All For You – Luke Thornton & Pippa Lewis

Transition – Joseph Phelps

Flagmaker,1775 – Alice Imelda, Celeste de Veazey, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan, Pippa Lewis, Anna-Louise Vincent & Stephanie Rutherford

Flying Home – Joseph Phelps & Company

Transition – Alice Imelda & Company

Hear My Song – Lucy Keirl, Alice Imelda, Luke Thornton & Company


Production Team

Production Manager – Roma Melnyk

Head of Lighting – Tyler Garlock

Assistant Lighting Designer – Hayden Borgas

Production Electrician – Ben Gilbert

Lighting Programmer – Jon Nunn

Head of Sound – Karl Aldred

Sound Operator – Stuart Gardener

Stage Manager – Tiffany Kristina Henwood

Deputy Stage Manager – Sophie Sings

Assistant Stage Manager – Ellie Sambrook & Mary Brennan

Costume Supervisor – Georgiana Butler & Beth-Lucy Crossan

Costume Maker – Lulu James, Tamsyn Potter & Amber Harding

Costume Assistant – Caroline Stevens, Nicole Garbett, Lucy Fisk & Hannah Backhouse

Project Manager – Joanna Paul

Workshop Manager – Jonty Ritter

Artist Scenic – Emily Hackett

Scenic Assistant – Paige Harris & Ryan Smalley


Previous Spring Season 2015 production, Table by Tanya Ronder – Click to view the cast list.