IMAGINARY - Live Cast Recording

To celebrate the world premiere of IMAGINARY, a new musical commissioned by the National Youth Music Theatre, we are launching this donation site to help us hit our target of £7000 in order to record the LIVE cast recording of the show.

All sales and profits go directly to NYMT (registered educational charity number 281159) in order to continue providing opportunities for future stars of stage and screen for years to come.

The National Youth Music Theatre is a small arts charity with no core funding and relies upon participants’ fees, ticket sales from productions and income generated through fundraising.

Established in 1976, the National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre. For over thirty years it has enabled young people across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to dub it ‘the best youth music theatre in the world’.

All of the young people who take part in NYMT’s activities testify to its benefits, describing it as a ‘life-changing’ experience. Not only do they extend their skills within the main disciplines of musical theatre (acting, singing and dance), they also develop key learning and life skills: the ability to work as part of a team, improved communication skills, increased confidence and growing self-esteem.

Book & lyrics by Timothy Knapman
Music & lyrics by Stuart Matthew Price
Commissioned by NYMT for this 2017 season

The Other Palace, London
9 - 12 August 2017

Imaginary is a moving, funny and inspiring new musical about the wonder of childhood and the struggle to hold on to that wonder as you grow up. Chaotic, open-hearted and imaginative, Milo is Sam’s only friend. They do everything together. But as Sam’s first day at secondary school approaches, his mum is worried that Milo is holding her son back, stopping him from growing up. School turns out to be full of surprises – and secrets. Can Sam and Milo’s friendship survive in this new world, where a painful revelation threatens to change their lives forever?

Josh Gottlieb - Sam
Tom Price - Milo
Lizzie Wells - Alice
Jade Oswald - Mum
Sophia Simoes da Silva - Jess
Robin Franklin - Headmaster
Elsa Waterfield - Miss Stoker
Ciaran O'Brien - Mr Gruntt
Toby Turpin - Big Brenda
Oliver Adams - Oogie
Billy Nevers - Dr Goole
Ella Thomas - Frau Rammstein

Haroun Al Jeddal
Freya Alexander
Rhiannon Bailey
Aya Benyahya
Dominic Bryant
Luke Hogan
Sadie Hurst
Isabella Li-Yan-Hui
Ben Mullan
Luca Panetta
Phoebe Poulter-Kerry
Ben Pulford
Arran Ryder
Bill Stanley
Zoe Troy
Chloe Twigg
Annabelle Westenholz-Smith

Flute, Picc, Clarinet, Sax - Chloe Percy Smith
Trumpet / Flügelhorn - Ucheena Cohen-Shah
Trombone - Ffion Haffenden
Violin - Emily Trubshaw
Guitars- Sam Pearce
Cello - Emma Farmer
Bass (Double/Electric) - Sophie Walker
Percussion - Thomas Reinholz
Keyboard - Jacopo Marai

George Pearce - Stage Manager
Ben Sheen - Deputy Stage Manager
Harry Pattinson - Assistant Stage Manager

Director - Shaun Kerrison
Musical Director - Charlie Ingles
Choreographer- Anthony Whiteman
Set Designer - Matthew Kinley
Costume Designer - Jason Denvir
Lighting Designer - Mike Robertson
Sound Designer - Avgoustos Psillas
Assistant Director - Ellie Coote
Assistant Musical Director - James Bartlett
Assistant Choreographer - Rhiannon Bailey
Wardrobe Supervisor - Anne-Marie Horton
Wardrobe Assistants - Georgina Carey & Jemimah Whittaker

Ben Sheen
Jenny Mullan
Richard Upton
Hannah Mears-Young
Rhiannon Bailey
Kelly Vater
David Grant

Gareth Edwards - Production Manager
Cícero Magalhães - Administrator
Jordan Murphy - Production Assistant
Jeremy Walker - Producer for NYMT
  • Thomas Reinholz 
    • £20 
    • 48 mos
  • Orla Palliser 
    • £20 
    • 48 mos
  • Natalie Pearce 
    • £15 
    • 54 mos
  • Jemimah Whittaker 
    • £20 
    • 54 mos
  • Ellie Potbury 
    • £25 
    • 55 mos
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Stuart Matthew Price 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom