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Mimma the Musical
February 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New musical Mimma, a story about war and friendship, will be presented as a semi-staged Gala Concert for one night only at Cadogan Hall alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Richard Balcombe.
Tait Memorial Trust Award Winner, Soprano Elena Xanthoudakis will be performing Ada alongside Poirot’s Sir David Suchet and musical theatre stars Louise Dearman, Celinde Schoenmaker, John Owen-Jones and Ashley Riches.
Written by Australian Composer, Ron Siemiginowski, and set against a background of anti-fascist sentiment in WWII London and Italy, the score is a delightful cross-over of musical theatre, jazz and opera.
The shadow of Fascism drives Mimma, a young Italian journalist, to take refuge at her Uncle Lorenzo’s nightclub in London. Mimma forges an unassailable friendship with Sarah, an aspiring jazz singer, while her family are increasingly embroiled in resistance against Mussolini.
The coming conflict brings out the best and worst in people as Mimma’s brother is captured, Londoners prepare for Hitler’s Blitz, and fears of betrayal reach fever pitch. Mimma and Sarah are caught in the turmoil as Soho is torn apart by arrests and internments.
As England and Italy face their darkest hours, Mimma is in danger of losing everything. Everything – that is, except the one friend she can trust.
Mimma is a musical that bridges continents and cultures by blending soulful jazz, opera and musical theatre.
All proceeds support the Prince’s Trust.