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Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair

UK symphonic premiere

Venue: Cadogan Hall


  • London Musical Theatre Orchestra
Wendi Peters
Melissa Frake
Richard Fleeshman
Emma Hatton
Oliver Savile
Celinde Schoenmaker
Clive Carter
Freddie Tapner
Thom Southerland

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents the UK symphonic premiere of State Fair, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest scores, performed by a host of London’s finest vocal talent.

Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair.

Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, State Fair is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers and Hammerstein could deliver!

Wendi Peters – Melissa Frake
Credits: best known for her role as Cilla Battersby Brown in Coronation Street and from the BBC’s Hetty Feather, her extensive stage credits include Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched (Park Theatre), Oh What a Lovely War! (National Tour) and White Christmas (Dominion Theatre).

Richard Fleeshman – Pat
Credits: appeared as Bobby Strong in Urinetown (St James Theatre), Sam in Ghost The Musical (West End and Broadway, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Musical) and Warner in Legally Blonde The Musical (Savoy Theatre).

Emma Hatton – Emily
Credits: Elphaba in Wicked (Apollo Victoria). Emma is a celebrated jazz singer with a Number 1 EP and residences at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Club.

Oliver Savile – Wayne
Credits: Currently playing Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); previously Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Mamma Mia! (international tour).

Celinde Schoenmaker – Margie
Credits: Currently playing Cristine in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) and previously Fantine in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre).

Clive Carter- Abel
Credits: Known for his extensive work on both stage and screen, Clive’s credits include: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Into The Woods, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera with film and television credits including The DaVinci Code, Holby City and Eastenders.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioni
Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II
and the novel by Phil Stong

Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

Concert Duration:
approx. 2 hours 20 minutes
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£75 (premium seats), £50, £36, £28, £24
ENCORE Members: 10% off
Concessions: £2 off
Groups: 10+ 10% discount; 20+ 15% discount (not available online)

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