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An all-star cast for the new studio recording of The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter: Joe Davison (Auburn Jam), Michael Webborn (composer) , Fra Fee (Will), Daniel Finn (composer).

ACCLAIMED new British musical The Clockmaker’s Daughter premiered in London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards.

Now an all-star cast of leading West End perfomers, headed by Christine Allado, Ramin Karimloo, Fra Fee, Matthew Croke and Lauren James Ray, has been assembled for The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Studio Recording, a thrilling new studio recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn’s musical faerytale.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter, an original story with original music, is set in the fictional Irish town of Spindlewood. Like most towns of age, Spindlewood, has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’ warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’. Every year, on the last night of winter, as the first day of spring unfolds, the townsfolk gather to take part in a strange ritual…

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a beautiful story built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown – a folk musical with a specific, yet timeless, feel.

Writers Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn met during a workshop at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010. Their first full-length musical, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, premiered at the Landor Theatre in Clapham, where it enjoyed a sell out run and critical success. In 2016, it completed a further sell-out run at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall and was also produced by Trinity Laban.

Christine Allado (Constance) is currently starring in Hamilton in London’s West End playing the dual role of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds. She previously starred in the Olivier Award-winning musical In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre, and as Maria in the BBC production of the 60th Anniversary of West Side Story. Her other credits include The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daea (Burnham Stage), Here Lies Love understudying Imelda Marcos (National Theatre), From Here to Eternity understudying Lorene (Shaftesbury Theatre), and Beyond the Fence as Girlie (Arts Theatre).

Ramin Karimloo’s (Abraham) recent roles include Chess (Anatoly – Kennedy Center, Washington), Anastasia (Gleb – Broadway), White Rabbit Red Rabbit (NYC), Evita (Che – Vancouver Opera), The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven), Prince of Broadway (Tokyo/Osaka), Les Miserables (Valjean – Broadway/Tony nomination), The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom – West End), Love Never Dies (Phantom –West End/Olivier nomination), Miss Saigon (Chris), and Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis).

Christine Allado

Fra Fee’s (Will Riley) credits include The Ferryman (Royal Court Theatre/Gielgud Theatre), The Wind In The Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Fix (Union Theatre), As You Like It (National Theatre), Putting It Together and The Last Five Years (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Gate Theatre, Dublin), My Cousin Rachel (Gate Theatre Dublin/Spoleto Festival), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Follies (Opera de Toulon, France), Howard Goodall’s A Winter’s Tale (Landor Theatre), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre).

Matt Croke (Henry Glynn) is currently playing the title role in Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre). His other credits include Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible, Sheffield), Singin’ in the Rain (Octagon, Bolton/New Vic/Salisbury Playhouse/Palace Theatre), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory), Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), West Side Story (UK tour), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Shall We Dance? (Sadler’s Wells); Grease (Piccadilly Theatre), and A Chorus Line (Sheffield Theatres).

Lauren James-Ray’s (Amelia) credits include Rebecca in Imagine This (Union Theatre), Glinda and Nessarose Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Eponine and Cosette u/s and played in Les Misérables (Palace Theatre/Queen’s Theatre), Ensign Dinah Murphy and Nellie and Liat u/s in South Pacific (UK Tour), Wendy in Peter Pan (Grand Theatre, Swansea), and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Bath).

Further casting to be announced.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Studio Cast Recording is Executive Produced by David Ball Productions. The record is produced by Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music, and will be released by Auburn Jam Records later this year with limited edition CDs, complete with cover design by Kyle Lambert (Stranger Things) and original concept artwork by Daniel Finn, now available for pre-order from www.auburnjam.co.uk/product/clockmakers-daughter-studio-cast-recording/.

The album will also be available via all major online retailers including iTunes, AmazonMP3 and GooglePlay.

Image: Top – Joe Davison (Auburn Jam), Michael Webborn (composer), Fra Fee (Will) and Daniel Finn (composer); Bottom – Christine Allado.