I return from London bearing five new audio masters!
- Circumstances led to them all (except Act 1 of Gypsy) being recorded with my smartphone, rather than my usual WS-300.
- All except Les Mis are untracked.
- I'm only 100% certain regarding the cast of Les Mis, the others are based on twitter and guesswork.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
London 18 July 2015 Matinee MASTER Katie Brayben (Carole King)
Untracked. Presumed to be the entire current cast, as no understudy annoucement was made. Also features a fundraising speech made by Katie Brayben, in support of Cancer Research UK. Recorded with my smartphone.
Bend It Like Beckham
London 18 July 2015 (eve) MASTER Natalie Dew (Jess), Lauren Samuels (Jules), Tony Jayawardena (Mr. Bhamra), Tom Millen (u/s Joe), Preeya Kalidas (Pinky), Natasha Jayetileke (Mrs. Bhamra), Sophie-Louise Dann (Paula), Jamal Andréas (Tony)
Presumed to be the current principal cast otherwise, as no understudy annoucement was made. Daniel Bolton apparently made his debut as David Beckham at the matinee (?), so he might have been on for this performance as well.
NOTE: Missing half a minute or so at the beginning, as I suddenly realized that I had forgotten to turn my phone on silent and accidentally turned the recording app off in my efforts to rectify that. Track 1 is the beginning of the opening sequence, ending with "... and why shouldn't it be me?" The rest of the dream is the missing part. UB2 and onwards is included in track 2. Otherwise untracked.
Commitments, the MASTER
London 19 July 2015 (eve) Daniel Lloyd (alternate Deco)
Untracked. Presumed to be the entire current cast otherwise, as no understudy annoucement was made. Recorded with my smartphone, close to a giant speaker...
London 17 July 2015 MASTER
Imelda Staunton (Rose), Peter Davison (Herbie)
Presumed to feature the entire current cast, as no understudy annoucement was made. Not 100% sure Lara Pulver WAS on, though - for one, Little Lamb to me seems different when compared to the official recording. I'm having a great deal of trouble finding out who the understudes are in the first place - any help?
Untracked. Act 1 recorded on my WS-300 as usual, Act 2 was recorded on my smartphone
London 16th of July 2015 MASTER Peter Lockyer (Valjean), Jeremy Secomb (Javert), Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine), Phil Daniels (Thénardier), Katy Secombe (Mme T), Rob Houchen (Marius), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Éponine), Zoë Doano (Cosette), Bradley Jaden (Enjolras), Frank Dowdy (Gavroche), Daisy Lee (Little Cosette), Jo Parsons (Grantaire)
- Recorded with my smartphone, this time!
- Swings covered the roles of Courfeyrac, Lesgles & Madame - all swings in the cast listed as on.
- Full cast otherwise confirmed by cast board.
- My phone was set to vibrate, and it went off at the end of "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables".
- Bradley Jaden is fantastic, and Carrie's performance was stronger than I've ever experienced before!
Kaptein Sabeltann og Jakten på Den Magiske Diamant (version #3)
Dyreparken i Kristiansand/Kristiansand Zoo
Summer of 2015 Kyrre Haugen Sydness (Kaptein Sabeltann), Håvard Bakke (Langemann), Max August Key Graarud (Pinky), Johanne Regine Svendsberget (Sunniva), Adam Eftevaag (Marco), Robert Skjærstad (Skalken the Cook), Dagfinn Tutturen (Benjamin), Frode Winther (Maga Kahn), Ulrikke Døvigen (Sirikit/"Fatimah"), Kai Kenneth Hanson (Pelle Pirat), Frank Ole Sætrang (Pysa Pirat), Siw Anita Andersen (Malena Pirat)
Norwegian show aimed at children (...), runtime about 1h40m. The exact date of this performance is 11th of July, but the songs at least are pre-recorded. Audio is tracked, with songs clearly labelled. The Captain Sabretooth franchise was a childhood obsession of mine; these new songs aren't nearly as good as the old ones (some of which are still included, such as "Kongen på havet"), but I still enjoyed myself to an embarrassing degree. My torch for Langemann burns undiminished...
Same show was also performed in 2014. This is a reworked version of the 2002/2003 show, which again was a reworked version of the original 1996/1997 show.
A unique original OR a reworked repeat OR an identical repeat of a previous Captain Sabretooth show has been performed every summer since 1990, most of them in Kristiansand Zoo (Asker in 1994/1995).