Play As Cast – Not Typecast

Michelle Magorian plays a "down and out" in Mayor Barbara by George Bernard Shaw

‘Play as cast’ were the words written on a long term acting contract with a repertory theatre company. I was not only fortunate enough to have been offered these contracts but my work was mostly in theatres that were three and a half weekly rep.

For six days a week these companies would have three weeks to rehearse a new play or musical followed by the technical and dress rehearsals, while giving six evening performances and two matinees of the preceding production. Each month we would be given the cast list for the following play/musical and would be expected to play whatever was thrown at us. Occasionally I was cast as more than one character in the same piece.

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Tinsel The Musical Premiered In Petersfield

Flyer for Tinsel the Musical 2019The world premiere of TINSEL will be performed in Petersfield, Hampshire from November 20th to the 23rd with an additional matinee on November 23rd.

The Book and Lyrics are by Michelle Magorian (who will be appearing in the cast) and Music is composed by the internationally renowned composer Robert Buckley.

The musical follows a group of office workers on the night of the annual Christmas Office Party: the hours leading up to it, the party itself and the morning after the night before.  

TICKETS are now on sale and can be bought online by clicking HERE

or if you are local, at One Tree Bookshop in Lavant Street, Petersfield GU32 3EL

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Back Home Audio Book Released

We are delighted to announce that a new audio version of Back Home has just been released by Puffin Books narrated by the author Michelle Magorian.

“Several people had asked me if there was an audio version of Back Home. Noticing that Penguin Random books were issuing past BBC Radio 4 plays I asked someone at Puffin books if Penguin Random books might be interested in approaching the BBC with a view to selling the four-part dramatisation of Back Home written for radio 4 by Martin Jameson. Unfortunately, this wasn’t possible but, to my surprise, I was asked to do a recorded reading of it. Read more >>>>

Performing Goodnight Mister Tom The Musical

We are pleased to announce that Professional companies wanting to perform Goodnight Mister Tom the musical by the composer Gary Carpenter and Michelle, can apply for a licence at MTI (Music Theatre International)

Click on the image to visit their website, telephone on 020 7580 2827 or email to find out more.