Original Cast Recording Press Release


Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre are excited to be releasing the Original Cast Recording of Prodigy, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its premiere production at The St James Theatre in August 2015.

The recording will be released on Monday 25thJuly, with CDs available for pre-order now at http://prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital copies available to download via all major online retailers from the release date.

The story follows the backstage drama of teenage hormones and parental pressure, when five finalists gather to compete to be Britain’s best new classical music star. With a live televised final looming, emotions run high and we witness everything from bitter vendettas to unexpected romance, to find out which of the competitors will rise to the top and be crowned the winner.

Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, the writing team behind the acclaimed Leicester Curve production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, have been lauded by The Stage as “One of musical theatre’s most dynamic writing partnerships”. They are particularly delighted to be releasing their first Original Cast Recording with Prodigy which was written and developed closely with the cast of 27 young people between the ages of 11-23, from all over the UK, with more than half the cast in actor-musician roles:

“The original cast of Prodigy are an exceptional bunch of actors and musicians, and we can’t wait to see where their careers take them next – they are quite simply the stars of the future. We are so thrilled to have captured this special time in their lives – and in ours too – on this cast recording. It is to them, and our impeccable creative team, we owe all our love and thanks.”

– Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary

The original production at the St James Theatre came together under the direction of Kate Golledge, with musical direction from Candida Caldicot and choreography by Darragh O’Leary, and received high praise from reviewers:

**** “Seriously catchy tunes and a genuinely heart-warming story”SoSoGay Magazine

**** “Prodigy really is a hearty, enjoyable affair for so many reasons.” – Musical Theatre Review

****  “Prodigy offers much to celebrate in Britain’s musical theatre talent, both in composition and performing”– Jonathan Baz

The team are delighted to have joined forces with music producer Joe Davison at Auburn Jam Music, Associate Producer Richard Jones and independent label Auburn Jam Records to bring the show to life again for this Original Cast Recording.

For further info, press, interviews, radio and review copies, please contact:

Nikki Davison, Director
Auburn Jam Music Ltd
580a Kingston Road,
SW20 8DR,
0845 508 2218