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MT students star in West End’s Side Show

Thu 29 February 2024

Several of our talented MT students shall grace the stage of the London Palladium in a special, one-night-only concert spectacular of Broadway musical Side Show on Sunday 3 March 2024. Presented by Lambert Jackson, with TL alum Phoebe Noble as producer, Side Show is based on the true story of conjoined twins who rose to fame during the Depression through a circus sideshow act.

The Tony-nominated musical paints a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bond brings them stardom but denies them love. Following the sisters’ heart-warming search for affection and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame, Side Show has previously been described as a both “beautiful and wrenching” production by Broadway World.

Trinity Laban’s second- and third-year Musical Theatre students step into the spotlight: Aiden Cross will play the role of Sir and Adelio Canton will take to the stage as Ray. Tolu Ayanbadejo, Nadia Harper, and Hannah Jarvis will star as three featured female presenting roles, while Sam Rowe, Aidan Caffyn, and Laurence Grey have been cast in three featured male presenting roles. A phenomenal ensemble choir, comprising twenty-eight of our current MT students, will also join West End legends Louise Dearman and Rachel Tucker on-stage as they lead as the legendary Hilton twins ‘Daisy’ and ‘Violet’, joined by Bradley Jaden as ‘Terry’ and Tosh Wanogho-Maud as ‘Buddy’.

With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Kriegler, and additional book material by Bill Condon, Side Show boasts a stunning score including Who Will Love Me As I Am, The Devil You Know, and I Will Never Leave You. The production will be directed by Emma Butler with Adam Hoskins serving as Musical Director.

Book tickets here: Side Show in Concert Tickets – The London Palladium, London – Official Box Office (