Musical Theatre joins International Festivals

One of the world’s oldest and most loved art forms is about to experience its first ever festival, an international one at that. Musical theatre, long associated with large-scale, long-running productions like ‘Cats’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Oliver!’ is set to join the world of festivals.
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One of the world’s oldest and most loved art forms is about to experience its first ever festival, an international one at that. Musical theatre, long associated with large-scale, long-running productions like ‘Cats’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Oliver!’ is set to join the world of festivals. But forget the cliches. Well, almost. Chief Executive of the first International Festival of Musical Theatre in Cardiff, Joanne Benjamin, assures me musical theatre is no longer just about Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals. And she’s going to prove it.

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Michelle Draper
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Michelle lived and worked in Rome and London as a freelance feature writer for two and a half years before returning to Australia to take up the position of Head Writer for Arts Hub UK. She was inspired by thousands of years of history and art in Rome, and by London's pubs. Michelle holds a BA in Journalism from RMIT University, and also writes for Arts Hub Australia.
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