There will be a live cabaret of songs from the New Albion series by Paul Shapera, featuring the original performers on Oct. 27th, 2019 at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans, UK (just north of London). The performers scheduled are Lauren Osborn, Kayleigh McKnight (tentative), Courtney Ellis (Jackie), Jessica Singer (Mary), Oliver Marsh, Rhys Owen (Henry) with some piano accompaniment by Paul Shapera.
The Cabaret falls on the same weekend as the Drama Llama production of Dolls Of New Albion, so you can literally see both in the same weekend.
Why Sunday? We are dealing with numerous performers with numerous shows and schedules. Sunday evening is the one evening they don’t have other performances. It is the perfect way to get them all together.
GoFundMe and live performance video:
Trestle Arts Base is a small theatre north of London that seats about 100. Yes, 100. It is cute and intimate and seating is limited. (Price expected to be about 15 a seat) We are seeing what kind of turnout something like this gets. Obviously many more people than can attend will want to see it, so we would love to professionally record it. Hence, we will run a GoFundMe to raised money to hire a video crew to record and edit this one time performance. Not to mention raise funds to PAY THE PERFORMERS. Heaven forbid.
If you want to see a video of this one time cabaret, please donate, because that’s how it’s going to happen.
Watch your favorite songs sung live by the very legends that made them. For all the soft songs, Paul will accompany them on piano. Come see Lauren sing a song of anguish as she is tortured ind killed in any number of horrible ways (so many to choose from, really), Courtney sing The Best Of Times. Jessica sing Sublimity. Oliver sing Daddy Left. Rhys sing Henry The Alchemist. Plus a SLEW of other songs. Will Kayleigh and Lauren perform Act 1 of Dolls RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU? It could happen. Will Paul perform See Our Show and play the piano like a muppet on meth? Very probably!
The Cabaret will be hosted by Miss Helen herself and will feature a wealth of Shaperaverse songs and antics.
The GoFundMe campaign will begin in about a week, so stay tuned to find out how you can ensure that this one time experience gets filmed. As for the attendees: it’s a party folks. Cosplay your favorite New Albion characters, meet each other, meet the performers, meet Paul, it’ll be a night to remember.