Centre Stage and the Bishopsgate Institute’s production of Ragtime has recently been nominated for the 2016 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards! 

The production has been nominated for the following awards:

Best Fringe Show

Best Direction

Choreography

Costume

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Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime presents the colliding lives of three groups in the early 20th Century. We follow White suburbanites, Eastern-European Jewish immigrants and Harlem-resident African-Americans, set against the backdrop of pivotal moments in American history, most notably the emergence of ragtime music.

 

For six performances only, Bishopsgate Institute and Centre Stage London present a concert staging of this rarely-performed masterpiece. Featuring the full, original orchestration performed by twenty-one outstanding musicians, and our on-stage cast supported by an off-stage choir, this is a fully-realised, performer-focused reimagining of a Broadway classic. We follow the residents of Harlem, New Rochelle and the Lower East Side through early-twentieth-century America: the dawn of automation, the height of the Harlem Renaissance, the birth of the media celebrity, and the explosion of the American Dream.

 

Performance Dates: 14th - 19th June 2016, The Bishopsgate Institute

 

We are presenting this concert staging in traverse in the stunning Great Hall at Bishopsgate Institute, a Victorian building with a history of debate, study and performance  and that is only a few years older than the period in which Ragtime is set. The Institute’s archives contain stories and materials of direct relevance to Ragtime, and the Institute intends to make this concert of Ragtime a cornerstone of its Summer 2016 programme.

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Toby Hine and devised by the company

Musical Direction: Benjamin Ferguson

Additional Direction: Daniel Penfold and Lemington Ridley

Movement and Choreography: Lemington Ridley

Design: Daniel Penfold

Costume: Lemington Ridley

Lighting Design: Markus Baxter

Sound Design: Adrian Jeakins

PRODUCTION TEAM

Producer: Francesca Canty

Technical Production Manager: Giles Burden

Stage Manager: Giles Burden

COMPANY

Basil Zafiropoulos - Stanford White, Welfare Official

Chris Hughes-Copping - Boy

Daisy Simpson - Admiral Peary, Conductor

Daniel Haswell - Henson, Policeman, Charles S. Whitman

Gabi Benton-Stace – Harry Houdini

Lauren Pears - Kathleen, Baron's Assistant

Lesley Birch - Doctor, Mrs. Whitstein

Lora Jones - Houdini's Mother, Policeman

Marsha Blake - Girl

Masimba Ushe - Booker T Washington

Michael Onabanjo-Whittaker - Coalhouse Walker Jr.

Michael Smith - Father

Philip Doyle - Tateh

Sara Rajeswaran - Sarah

Sean Westwood - Willie Conklin, Jury Foreman

Siobhan Aarons - Evelyn Nesbit

Stephanie Da Silva Jardim - Brigit, Coalhouse’s Follower

Stephen Hewitt - JP Morgan, Henry Ford

Tal Hewitt - Emma Goldman

Tasha Msanide - Harry K Thaw, Policeman, Sarah’s Friend

Trudi Camilleri - Mother

Will Howells - Younger Brother

Additional roles played variously by members of the company.

STATIC ENSEMBLE

Joining the static ensemble

Amber Mears-Brown

Emma J Leaver

Emma Newman

Fiorella Nitrato Izzo

Jessica Moore

Simon Basey

James Gower-Smith

Joanna Benson

Karen Braganza

Matteo Ciocci

Naomi Finn

Sara Simon-Vermot

Paris Evans

Show Photography 

by Daniel Penfold

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