Recent and upcoming performances
Here you can find a selection of some of Flynn's past, present and future performances.
I Could Use A Drink
Gartland Productions present the UK Premiere of Drew Gasparini's song-cycle I Could Use A Drink, streaming in the summer 2021.
Caroline Kay, Olivia Lallo, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Billy Nevers, Tom Frances, Ahmed Hamad, Luke Bayer
Directed by Alex Conder
Musical Direction by Flynn Sturgeon
Roles We'll Never Play: West End
Roles We'll Never Play played for two performances at the Apollo Theatre, marking the concert's West End premiere. The line-up included Alice Fearn (Wicked, Come From Away), Lloyd Daniels (The X-Factor, Joseph), Natalie May Paris (SIX), and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin, Hamilton).
Metro review here
"...under the musical leadership of Flynn Sturgeon – a young talent who has an inspirational control over musicians that many others in his position would be in awe of"
Hosted by Carl Mullaney
Produced by Tom Duern
Directed by Sasha Regan
With musicians Alex Maxted, Steph Frankland, Ollie Copeland, Sam Hall and Auguste Janonyte
Future Theatre Fund
The Future Theatre Fund, in association with TikTok and the London Evening Standard, celebrates and supports emerging talent across the theatre industry.
In the live-streamed launch / awards ceremony (watch it here from 3rd March 2021) I conducted 10 outstanding theatre graduates in a performance of my brand new arrangement of Scott Alan's I'm A Star, for a performance by the GradFest LTD.
The online event also features performances and interviews from Aimee Atkinson, Layton Williams, and Sam Tutty.
The Three Little Pigs
Stiles and Drewe's family favourite, The Three Little Pigs ran for nine performances at the Dorking Halls during the half-term week in October.
This production is due to return in August 2021.
Director - Vicki Gimby
Musical Director - Flynn Sturgeon
Produced by Alistair Lindsay for The Unusual Theatre Company
Songs for a New World (rehearsals)
I acted as rehearsal pianist and assisted the music department on Songs for a New World, produced by Lambert Jackson Productions, which played for two performances at the London Palladium on 10/10/2020. We rehearsed for three days the same week, and it was a pleasure to rehearse the cast, and to be able to watch performances.
Director - Séimí Campbell
Musical Director - Adam Hoskins
Roles We'll Never Play: on the Jetty
This concert was part of Paul Taylor Mills' summer series at the Turbine Theatre on the Jetty. The all-star line-up, accompanied by a five-piece live band, included Lauren Byrne (SIX), Courtney Bowman (Everybody's Talking About Jamie), and Kelly Agbowu (Les Miserables). The programme included songs from Ragtime, Rent, Heathers, and The Pajama Game.
With musicians Alex Maxted, Steph Frankland, Ollie Copeland and Auguste Janonyte.
November 2019 - January 2020
I joined the company of Soho Cinders at the Charing Cross Theatre as both deputy Musical Director / Keyboard 1, and deputy Keyboard 2. The fun and energetic show by Stiles and Drewe saw an extension of its run into January 2020, with cast members including Luke Bayer, Millie O'Connell, and Michael Mather.
Musical Director - Sarah Morrison
Associate MD - Joe Louis Robinson
Roles We'll Never Play: Emerging Talent
Our first gig back after lock-down! Roles We'll Never Play, produced by Thomas Duern, presented a line up of 26 'undiscovered' talents, with a programme including songs from Hamilton, Edges, Phantom, and Songs for a New World.
With musicians Alex Maxted, Steph Frankland, Sam Hall and Ollie Copeland.
There's No Business Like Show Business
Celebrating the London Eye's 20th Birthday, 12 of the attraction's pods were transformed into a different venue or experience for guests to enjoy. Stationed in 'the Eye Theatre' we performed a concert of well-known show tunes to 40 audiences. At the top of the Eye I would perform my own piano arrangement of 'Me And The Sky' from Come From Away. In collaboration with the Phoenix Arts Club.
Musical Directors - Andrew Linnie + Flynn Sturgeon
Performers - Lawrence Smith, Emma Harrold, Robbie Noonan + Christina Tedders
What's On Stage Awards (rehearsals)
I enjoyed taking a series of rehearsals for the opening number of the 20th Annual What's On Stage Awards with Jodie Prenger, Tom Read-Wilson and an ensemble of ArtsEd students. The number The Old Ones Are Best was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.
MD - Alex Parker
Choreography - Ruthie Tierman
New Year, New Favourites at the Other Palace
These two solo gigs by Luke Bayer and Caroline Kay showcased an eclectic mix of music from well-known musical theatre and pop, to more niche music, and Caroline's own original songs from her two albums Tricks and Notes. Produced by Lambert Jackson Productions, and featuring guest singers Molly Lynch, Tom Duern, Aviva Tulley and Max Harwood, these concerts had excellent reception and I am thrilled to have been part of them as MD.
MTFest at the Turbine Theatre saw the workshops of eight new musicals including Stiles and Drew's new musical comedy, Soapdish, with direction by Rachel Kavanaugh, and musical direction by Alex Parker. I came in on three occasions to act as AMD in rehearsals.
Singin' In The Rain
A very exciting 48 hours rehearsing the family-favourite Singin' In The Rain for the now annual Showtime Challenge. It was a pleasure acting as a rehearsal pianist for this production, and playing keyboard in the orchestra under the baton of Leigh Thompson. The one-off performance sold out the Adelphi Theatre, successfully raising over £9000 for The Lewy Body Society.
Sainsbury's Love Awards
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!
Sing for Pleasure Summer School
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.
GMDC Choir Summer Concert
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
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 Edges, Songs 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.