Me and George - My stories...his music
Saturday 29th October 7:30pm, Studio Theatre
The rollercoaster story of a gay man growing up in a small Welsh mining town in the 1980s, told through the songs of George Michael. Expect humour, emotion and a little Faith...
'I love this show. Morgan James has a truly stunning voice that rightly deserves comparisons with George Michael. However, his personal story of self-acceptance is equally rich - by turns funny and heart-breaking and always authentic. 'Me & George' is a unique and brilliant evening out and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.' (Amy Phillips, Artistic Director Lantern Arts)
After a sold out appearance at the LAC pre-covid and following a number of recent sell-out performances at London’s premier live music venue, The Crazy Coqs on Piccadilly, award winning actor and singer Morgan James is delighted to return to the LAC with his one man show. Me and George combines Morgan’s stories of growing up a "sensitive" boy in the 1980s in a small Welsh mining town with performances of George Michael’s greatest songs.
Ever since George’s all too early and tragic death, Morgan has wanted to produce and perform a show that highlights the genius of George as a songwriter and celebrate the man and the music. With musical arrangements by Noam Galperin, Morgan sings George’s songs as a soundtrack to moments in his own life and shares his own stories of growing up “different”, his early days in the cut throat acting industry and the highs and lows of becoming a proud out gay man.
An unforgettable evening of laughter, storytelling and outstanding music.
“James simply commands the stage” The Times
Award winning actor and singer Morgan James has worked extensively on stage and screen. His most recent film credits include the lead role of Terry in the crime thriller, 13 Graves, The Gift and the Netflix Top 10 action sequel, I am Vengeance: Retaliation. TV credits include Being Human, Wanted and Aberfan. His extensive stage work has included seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre Studio and a world tour of the theatre phenomenon Riverdance, in which Morgan was the lead singer. His musical theatre work includes, Side by Side by Sondheim, Nine - The Musical, Company and Flush. As a solo performer Morgan has played at many of London’s leading cabaret venues including The Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly, Pizza on the Park and The Pheasantry. His first album, Morgan James. Here and Now features a selection of covers of some of Morgan’s favourite artists which include Abba, Sinatra and Streisand. Morgan released his second album, Me and George, a live recording of Morgan’s one man show which features songs by George Michael in July 2021.
Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, London, SW20 8RA
Food and Drink
Whilst the Lantern Coffee House is currently not yet open, light refreshments will be available.
The Lantern Arts Centre is accessible by wheelchair-users and people with restricted mobility, lifts are available for studios on the first floor, whereas ramps are in place to access the main auditorium. When booking please add any requirements in the seating requests section.
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