I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Dougal Irvine's new album ACOUSTIC OVERTURES

I was very excited to discover today that the award winning songwriter and performer Dougal Irvine has a new album coming out in November.  To obtain a copy of it, direct from him, click on this link here  

It's great to be able to support an artist direct!

Thursday, 22 September 2011


A "webisode" from the BRITAIN'S GOT BHANGRA rehearsals at Watford Palace Theatre.

A sparkling new production of  Britain's Got Bhangra the musical, has opened at Watford Palace Theatre - it is a gem of a show!!  

It was conceived, written and directed by Pravesh Kumar, music by Sumeet Chopra, English lyrics by Dougal Irvine, Punjabi Lyrics by Bittu Denowalia and choreography by Andy Kumar.

Brigid Larmour, Artistic Director of The Palace was Creative Producer for this wonderful all new Bhangra musical.  

I haven't enjoyed a night at the theatre so much in ages - my ribs still hurt from laughing and I think it is mostly Rifco Arts favourite Rina Fatania who is responsible for that -she plays Bibiji and Auntie in the show and is well known for her performances in Bombay Dreams and Deranged Marriage.  The rest of the talented cast include: Shin, the lead singer and driving force behind bhangra band and double platinum disk award winner DCS; Natasha Jayetileke (The Lion King, Joseph, Mahabharata), Sohm Kapila (Coronation Street, Doctors, Silver Street) Rakesh Boury (We will Rock You); Michael Taibi (Jekyll and Hyde, Annie Get Your Gun, Grease, National Theatre and the Globe).

Do try to see this at Watford.  You can book tickets Here 

Or on the tour:

Orchard Theatre, Dartford: 27th September – 1st October
Curve Theatre, Leicester: 4th – 8th October
Hackney Empire, London: 12th – 16th October
Theatre Royal Windsor: 18th – 22nd October
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds: 25th – 29th October
Oldham Coliseum: 8th – 12 November
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry : 15th – 27th November

Friday, 9 September 2011

Some Songs Fast Some Slow - Josie Lawrence and Steven Edis Trio

Josie Lawrence

Steve Edis and Josie Lawrence will be presenting "Some Songs Fast Some Slow" on Thursday 15th September at 7pm at the COMEDY CAFE - 68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch (nearest tube Old Street or Liverpool Street).

Josie will be singing one of our songs RAFT OF DELIGHT, from Possessed, in the show.

To book tickets for what promises to be another madly funny and poignant evening with Steve and the wonderful Josie Lawrence go to the link HERE

Hungry Sea at the White Bear

From Tuesday 20th September to Sunday 25th September Aria Entertainment will yet again be presenting their  SONG BY SONG showcase - at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington.   It will be MD'd by the wonderful Katy Lipson and directed by Matthew Gould.

On Sunday 24th September at 7.15pm Caroline Hardman will be singing HUNGRY SEA (music by Steven Edis and Lyrics by Teresa Howard), from our musical Possessed, as part of this wonderful evening of songs old and new, sung by musical theatre rising stars.

To book tickets go to the White Bear Theatre Website HERE