FPTS London

Aria Entertainment’s prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage, which returns with gusto for a 6th successful year from September 2018, is proud to announce the seven exciting new musicals selected for the 2018 festival at London’s Southwark Playhouse.


The musicals selected to be presented as rehearsed readings are: The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit with music and lyrics by Andre Catrini and book by Allan Knee, Cult! with music and lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson and To Paint The Earth with music by Jonathan Portera and book & lyrics by Daniel F. Levin.


The remaining musicals, which will be performed as part of a showcase evening, include: Villages with music and lyrics by Drew Dillon, Benjamin Button with music by Natalie Tenenbaum and lyrics by Brett Boles, Smoke with book by Darren Rapier and music and lyrics by Sam Hall and Never Change with music and lyrics by Nick Barstow and Jonathan Kirwan.


Producer Katy Lipson from Aria Entertainment says: “As always we have had a wonderful two months reading and listening to over 150 submissions of new musicals from around the world! I am extremely proud of the 7 shows we have selected for From Page To Stage this year and we will present them in a reading or showcase format. We look forward to welcoming audiences in to see these shows on stage at the very start of their theatrical journey.”


With over an amazing 150 entries from across the country and internationally, each submission of a new musical (show title, lyricist/composer/book writer, a short synopsis and three record tracks and scenes from the show) was fully assessed by the From Page To Stage expert literary team for the 2018 festival.


This will take place in the format of 3 rehearsals readings and 1 Showcase evening, which will feature 25 minute excerpts from 4 new musicals performed by a repertory company.


You can find out more information on the full season and book tickets for the events here: 2018 Season.


FPTS are thankful and proud to be supported by Cameron Mackintosh, R&H Theatricals Europe, Theatrical Rights Worldwide and Anthony Field Associates.