PLATFORM - Jack Miles
PLATFORM artist Jack Miles will take to the stage, alongside an multi-award winning cast, for a one-night-only concert celebrating his work as one of the country’s most exciting contemporary musical theatre composers.
Featuring songs from his hit musicals; St Anne Comes Home, The Problem With Fletcher Mott, Adeline and In Clay, as well as some new material, Jack be joined at the world-famous Actors’ Church by Jordan Castle, Cecily Redman, Jack Reitman & Marnie Yule with musical direction from Matt Herbert.
Join us, from our home in the heart of the West End, for a magical night celebrating some barnstorming new musical theatre.
FRIDAY 29th October
Tickets : £12
Jack Miles has been writing songs for over ten years. After featuring on BBC Introducing in Norfolk and Suffolk as a singer-songwriter, he pursued writing for the stage, and was awarded a Master’s degree with Distinction in Musical Theatre Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2018. His current projects include: St. Anne Comes Home, The Problem with Fletcher Mott, Adeline, and In Clay.
St. Anne Comes Home received its debut as part of Iris Theatre’s Summer Season in 2020. This folk musical about community, friendship and compassion played sold-out performances outdoors in the garden of The Actor’s Church. Produced by Willow Walk Productions, it will return in 2022.
The Problem with Fletcher Mott, a funk-pop musical about a struggling playwright, was composed as part of his Master’s degree. The show received a sold-out independent production in 2019 at the Drayton Arms Theatre, and is currently in further development.
Produced by Taxi Man Productions, Adeline explores the struggle to find true happiness in the age of millennial burnout, and uses a contemporary light-jazz score.
In Clay is a new musical that combines gypsy jazz with ceramics to sculpt a story of an artist plagued by near misses as she dreams of what could have been.
Alongside composing, Jack is a keen educator, and has worked with students at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) as a Musical Director and Guest Composer respectively. He is also an associate artist of Profugo Arts.
“NHS: The Musical (Theatre Royal Plymouth); St. Anne Comes Home (The Actors Church, Covent Garden); The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum); The Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall London, Los Angeles Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera); Standby Old Deuteronomy and Gus/Bustopher Jones, CATS (‘16-‘18 International Tour); 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda (European Premiere)
Cecily is predominantly an actress, singing teacher and puppeteer, most recently performing the roles of Kate/Lucy in the 2019 UK & Ireland Tour of 'Avenue Q'. In 2017 Cecily graduated from The Royal Academy of Music with an MA and DipRAM in Musical Theatre with Distinction and prior to her MA she studied at The Birmingham Conservatoire graduating with a 1st Class BMus (Hons) in Vocal and Operatic Performance. In July 2017 Cecily was the first musical theatre student to win the prestigious Spotlight Prize for Best Stage Actor and you can watch her winning performance on YouTube. Cecily has been working as a singing teacher in theatre schools across the country for many years, teaches private students online and has recently ventured into giving puppetry workshops in association with Parker Puppetry.
Performing Credits include:
Adeline in Adeline (Workshop); Tiffany Trump in A Brief History of Trump (Workshop); Kate/Lucy in Avenue Q (2019 UK Tour); Voice Over Opera Singer in Napolina - Mio Tesoro (Commerical); Abby in The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (Above The Stag); Louisa in The Lightning Road (The Actor’s Church); Hazel in Free Solo (The Drayton Arms); Chorus in A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals (John Wilson Orchestra Tour).
Marnie is a queer Scottish performer and writer, trained in musical theatre at Mountview Academy. She has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe multiple times, in the South Hill Park Pantomime, and commercial work. She had the pleasure of helping out with readings of Jack's work during the development of St Anne Comes Home and is thrilled to be back, supporting new writing and performing more of his work.
Training: The Royal Academy of Music, MA in Musical Theatre & DipRAM for exceptional performance, and with the NYMT
Theatre whilst training: Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Hackney Empire); An American Musical Love Affair (directed by Dame Gillian Lynne)
Awards: 2020 Off-West End ‘OFFIE’ Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Richard Loeb in Thrill Me (Hope Theatre)
Theatre Work includes: George in Spitfire & Doctor/Gendarme in the UK premier of Amour (both at Charing Cross); Zangara in Assassins (Pleasance); Harry in BRASS (Union); The Prince in Cinderella (Mercury); Gate (Cockpit); Henry V & Peter Pan (both for OVO at the Roman Theatre Open Air Festival); The Railway Children (Cadogan Hall); Prodigy (St James), The Ragged Child (Rose Theatre, Kingston) and BRASS (Leeds City Varieties, Winner of UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, with NYMT)
Selected Further Work: Disney’s Broadway Hits (Royal Albert Hall, Disney+); West End Does: The Magic of Animation (Cadogan Hall); Encore: 40 Years of NYMT (Adelphi); Original Cast Recordings of Prodigy and BRASS; Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2 & Disney); King The Musical (LMTO Studio Cast Recording); Workshops of Adeline: A 21st Century Musical (by Jack Miles, Taxi Man Productions) & Sunshine (by Kath Haling, Perfect Pitch); Jack also appears as the lead Joe in SUBWAY: A MUSICAL SHORT by Gus Gowland, which is now available to stream on Spotify, Youtube and Apple Music
About: Prior to training, Jack graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Politics & International Relations. He is also a Librettist for original musicals and a member of BML (BookMusicLyrics)