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Recent and Upcoming Performances

Here you can find a selection of some of Flynn's past, present and future performances.

 

Roles We'll Never Play

November and December 2019

Two more sold out performances at the Union theatre complete Tom Duern's 2019 series of Roles We'll Never Play. We hosted singers from Avenue Q, Phantom of the Opera, the X-Factor, amongst numerous other fantastic performers. 

MD - Flynn Sturgeon

Bass - Sam Kelly

Drums - Ben Jones

TravelBeat Welcome Reception

November 2019

Tourism and marketing company TravelBeat hosted a welcome reception at the Tower Penthouse for individuals attending the World Travel Market in November. It was a pleasure to provide background music, and host a musical theatre sing-along hour for members and experts from the tourism, art, theatre and travel industries.

Singin' In The Rain

October 2019

A very exciting 48 hours rehearsing the family-favourite Singin' In The Rain for the now annual Showtime Challenge. It was a pleasure rehearsal-accompanying for this production, and playing piano in the orchestra under the baton of Leigh Thompson. The one of performance sold out the Adelphi Theatre, successfully raising over £9000 for The Lewy Body Society.

Sainsbury's Love Awards

November 2019

I had the pleasure of directing a Christmas sing-along at the annual Sainsbury's Love Awards, which recognise members of staff from across the company. The whole room was singing in harmony, and a lot of fun was had!

Roles We'll Never Play

July and September 2019

Tom Duern present's Roles We'll Never Play at the Union Theatre, which enjoys regular sold out performances. The cabaret hosts performers from across the West End and beyond, including actors from Les Miserables, Six, Book of Mormon, Bat Out of Hell and the X-Factor. 

Sing for Pleasure Summer School

August 2019

Sing for Pleasure offers expert conductor training and singing courses across the country. This years summer school at Keele University saw repertoire including Fauré's Requiem, choral music from the Baltic States, a variety of gospel music and other choral and orchestral music. I enjoyed performing as an accompanist, oboist and vocalist alongside many great musicians and conductors.

Cats

July/August 2019

A summer school production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, in the beautiful, grade-I listed  Normansfield Theatre in Hampton Wick. The production saw a cast of over 70 children who worked extremely hard and performed excellently, despite the splinters from the Victorian raked stage..!

GMDC Choir's Inaugural Summer Concert

July 2019

The Gay Men's Dance Company Choir presented their very first summer concert at St. John's Hyde Park to a packed audience. Music included 'Gold' from Once and 'More Than Words' by Extreme. 


Guest singers: Connor Wood and Molly Cheesley

Accompanist: Sofia Kherroubi-Garcia

Musical Director: Flynn Sturgeon

Final Year Performance Exams

May 2019

To conclude my final year at Royal Holloway I presented four recitals to the public:

  • A solo piano recital including Debussy's Estampes and Lecuona's Aragón.

  • A musical theatre revue as part of a vocal quartet featuring songs from EdgesSongs for a New World, and City of Angels.

  • A short concert of 'intercultural performance' in which we developed a fusion music between traditional Iranian music, contemporary jazz, and Afro-beat music, as part of a multi-instrumental quartet.

  • A joint performance of contemporary classical music with mezzo-soprano Shivani Rattan, including music by Berio, Larsen and Cage. 

GMDC Charity Gala

April 2019

The Gay Men's Dance Company's annual charity showcase. The GMDC Choirs performed alongside numerous dance troupes, all of which showed a huge variety of music and dance. We were joined by guest singers Connor Wood andAura-Jay. All profits go to the GMDC Foundation.

Songs for a New World

December 2018

Supported jointly by Royal Holloway Music Department, Musical Theatre Society, and Raise & Give, Songs for a New World was rehearsed in only four weeks for a limited run at Royal Holloway. 

Director - Ellie Cozens

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon

Pippin 

August 2018

Taxi Man Productions' adaptation of Stephen Schwartz's Pippin was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and received glowing reviews. 

Director - Anthony Underwood

Choreographer - Lucy Carruthers

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon 

GMDC Xmas Extravaganza

December 2018

The Gay Men's Dance Company presented an evening of dance, music and pantomime at their annual Christmas  showcase. The GMDC Choir and Pro Choir performed a selection of Christmas, Musical Theatre and Jazz music at this huge event, celebrating diversity through performing arts.

Saffron Hall 5 Year Gala

December, 2018

State-of-the-art concert hall, Saffron Hall celebrated its 5th birthday with an invite-only concert, dinner and auction. The event featured musicians from the Britten Sinfonia, Nicola Benedetti, and the Gala Choir, accompanied by myself, conducted by Dominic Ellis-Peckham.

Bare: a pop opera

March 2018

This moving piece of musical theatre follows two homosexual students at St. Cecilia's Catholic Boarding School. Staged in the round, this run of shows received a standing ovation every night, with audiences highly praising the poignant performance. The company was thrilled when writer Jon Hartmere attended the opening night, with high praise from him towards the creative direction of the musical. 

Director - Anthony Underwood

Choreographer - Jennie Brunskill

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon

(Photography: Jeannie Fong)

A Connecticut Yankee

November 2018

Rogers and Hart's rarely performed A Connecticut Yankee feels a midway point between classic Gilbert and Sullivan, and the jazz flavours of Gershwin. With a strong cast of fourteen singers, this production in collaboration with RHUL Savoy Opera Society proved to be an impressive performance of an obscure musical. 

Director - Will Davidson

Choreographer - Jenny Collins

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon

District

March 2018

District is a short song-cycle workshopped for Royal Holloway's Unscene Festival, written in collaboration with talented lyricist Ellie Cozens. The cycle is a snapshot of five individuals on a London Underground train, and elaborates on the first impressions that these strangers experience about the other people, exploring how their own life experiences shape the way in which they view others. The music has jazz influences and can be performed by five singers. 

Director - Ellie Cozens

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon

Cabaret

November 2017

With a cast of nineteen and orchestra of twenty-seven, Cabaret was a true showcase of the talent at Royal Holloway, University of London. Headed by director Anthony Underwood, choreographer Lucy Carruthers, and musical director Flynn Sturgeon, the production team explored a complex, Bob Fosse-inspired musical, sensitively bringing the Kit Kat Klub and the world around it to life. The show's intricate music and moving narrative was handled with care and culminated in a run of triumphant performances. 

Director - Anthony Underwood

Choreographer - Lucy Carruthers

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon

Little Shop of Horrors

August 2017

As music director of Ethereal Theatre Company's annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival Production, Flynn's work on Menken's Little Shop of Horrors was highly praised across the board. In collaboration with students at Royal Holloway, University of London, the production explored a new concept on the familiar comedy musical, in which the story was set in a dystopian future, and explored themes of human greed. 

Director - Marc Zayat

Choreographer - Dana Hudson

Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon

Medusa

March 2016

Medusa is Flynn's first original musical, written whilst still at Simon Langton Grammar School for Girls in 2016 as part of his Extended Project Qualification. The story follows the Greek myth of Medusa the Gorgon and explores the idea that the perception which society constructs on an individual can heavily impact their life. The musical was written alongside an essay on feminist narratives in musical theatre since 1999. Musically the show features a pop-score, written for a cast of twelve and a band of eight. The performance received a fantastic reception with highly positive reviews from all, including the local press. There is discussion surrounding whether this show is adapted in the near future, now that Flynn's musicality and compositional style has matured, and there is now the option to collaborate with librettists and lyricists. Please feel free to get in touch for any information about this potential project.