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Musicals!

The Rebirth of the TV Musical

+ Q&A with composer Benjamin Till and actors Julian Ovenden, Nathan Taylor, Rosalie Craig and director Coky Giedroyc (work permitting)

We ask how TV has reinvented the musical for the digital generation, and screen the award-winning Our Gay Wedding.

We are delighted that actor Rosalie Craig (who recently starred in the West End production of Company) will also be joining the panel for this event.

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90min (+ brief interval before screening)

Glee, Galavant and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; these are just some of the inventive US TV series to use the musical form. Meanwhile, the musical live TV ‘event’ has seen some nine live specifically made-for-TV musicals in the US, and our own flawlessly produced The Sound of Music Live (ITV 2015). TV has breathed new life in to the musical form and reinvented it for the digital generation – as discussed by our star-studded panel and richly illustrated by clips.

+ Our Gay Wedding: the Musical

Ch4 2014
Dirs Tim van Someren, Ellen Hobson, Louise Hooper, Claire Lewis
With Stephen Fry, Benjamin Till, Nathan Taylor, Alan Cumming, Boy George
47min

The discussion will be followed by a complete screening of the Prix Italia and Rose d’Or-winning musical event of 2014, the incredibly moving and prescient Our Gay Wedding: the Musical, transmitted to celebrate the legalisation of gay marriage.

Marcus Prince

BFI Flare



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