We’re extremely excited to announce we are releasing a concept album for a musical called #ZoologicalSociety, written by multi-award-winners Vikki Stone and Katie Mulgrew.
This will be available on all streaming platforms for you to enjoy from Friday 27 March.
The first of a series of entirely original musical commissions that Royal & Derngate will announce this month, #ZoologicalSociety’s concept album features a host of musical theatre stars, including Natasha Barnes (Funny Girl), Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, Or Change) Arthur Darvill (Once, Sweet Charity), Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita), Evening Standard Award winner Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Lucie Jones (Waitress), Perrier Award-winning comedian and actor Jason Manford (The Producers, Curtains), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin, Hamilton), and Vikki Stone herself with the accompaniment of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and Chorus.
Artistic Director James Dacre announced: “Commissioned and created for digital distribution on social media platforms, Vikki Stone and Katie Mulgrew have collaborated with an extraordinary range of musical theatre talents in creating their outrageous new musical #ZoologicalSociety, which will reveal the innermost thoughts of a troupe of loveable zoo animals both onstage and online: from gossiping giraffes and depressed monkeys to a penguin nervous about becoming a single mother and two pandas feeling the pressure to procreate, this brand new musical comedy is definitely for grown ups only!”
Music and lyrics by Vikki Stone
Book by Vikki Stone and Katie Mulgrew
Illustrations and Animation by Tim Wheatley
Orchestrations by Simon Nathan
Musical Director Freddie Tapner
Casting Consultant Will Burton CDG
Music for #ZoologicalSociety was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe and Nikki Davison at Auburn Jam Music, with additional recording at Masterchord Studios, engineered by Ronan Phelan.