CASES explores the journey of four artists experiencing the triumphs, heartbreaks and sacrifices during their pursuit of artistry as they balance fame with obscurity and try to establish a career amidst the prospect of financial instability. The musical depicts the ultimate fight for creative freedom where relationships change, partnerships rearrange and ideas exchange.

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Comprised of “terrific numbers” and “marvellous compositions” (British Theatre), CASES premiered at the Phoenix Arts Club in 2017. Following the premiere, the score was revamped with additional songs for a production at The Other Palace. This production was to feature a new West End cast including Olivier nominee Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six), Sabrina Aloueche (Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, Chess, Starlight Express), Andrew Patrick-Walker (Brooklyn, Bat Out of Hell) and Adrian Hansel (Ain't Misbehavin, Five Guys Named Moe, Hairspray, Fame) with direction by Grace Taylor (Six, Fanatical, Jersey Boys). The production has been postponed due to global pandemic COVID-19.

2017 Premiere

"mesmerised from the first note"

"reminiscent of Lift and Songs for a New World"

"musical glories"

"artful, something more like ‘Murder Ballad’, with smooth harmonies and exquisitely well-considered colours"

Bobbie Little

Victoria/Charlene/Rose/Players 4-6

Bobbie graduated from the Arts Educational Schools, London in 2015 and is currently appearing in the 20th Anniversary production of RENT.

 

Theatre credits include: Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Dynamite/cover Motormouth in Hairspray (UK Tour); Frieda in Carrie (Southwark Playhouse).

 

Credits whilst training include: Carol Strong in the European premiere of Catch Me If You Can; Dead Showgirl in The Addams Family; Soloist on Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC concert orchestra; and Soloist in a new musical recording of Jason and the Argonauts.

Christina Matovu

Sophia/Player 1 

 

Christina appeared on BBC's The Voice UK in 2015 and has been a vocalist for the London Community Gospel Choir alongside many international artists and bands including Emeli Sande, Harry Connick Jr, Madness, One Republic, Kodaline and Shura.

 

Other credits include the MOBO Awards and Disney's box office smash hit 2015 live-action remake of Cinderella.

Nicholas McLean

Dr. Folk/Player 2

Nicholas graduated from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2014 and is currently appearing in West End hit musical The Book of Mormon.

 

Theatre includes: TJ in Sister Act (Gordon Craig Theatre) and Speck in The Tale of Mr Tumble (Manchester International Festival).
 

Television includes: Baxter/Ensemble in The Tale of Mr Tumble.

 

Credits while training include: Roger in Grease, Preacher in Bonnie and Clyde, Curtains, Phil in Chick, Jim Conley in Parade, Old Shepherd in The Winter’s Tale, Claudio in Measure for Measure, Hatch/Carter in The Sea and My Fair Lady.

Jordan Shaw

Maxwell/Sheridan/Players 3 & 7

Jordan graduated from the Arts Educational Schools, London in 2013 and is currently appearing in Motown the Musical in the West End.

Theatre credits include Pouncival and Cover for Munkustrap in Cats (London Palladium and Blackpool Opera House); the West End revival of Miss Saigon (Prince Edward); Dance Captain and understudy Charlie, Olen, Andy and Clarence in The Scottsboro Boys directed by Susan Stroman (Young Vic).

 

Television credits include Galavant (ABC Studios); The Laurence Olivier Awards.

                                 

Other: Soloist in Friday Night is Music Night with Michael Ball.

Brandon Lee Henry

Narration

Brandon Lee Henry recently appeared as “Rick” in Interval Productions’ multi-Offie nominated new musical “Streets” at the Cockpit Theatre and The Vaults Waterloo.

 

Recent credits include “Tree” with Idris Elba’s new venture Green Door Pictures alongside James Morrison’s music video for “Let it Go” and Reebok Without Viral commercial for Spine Television.

 

Other credits include:                                               

“The Park” (British Film Council), “ZIP” (The Lion and Unicorn Theatre) and “The Resolution” (The Albany).