Lester Simpson arranges music for new play

At the end of February and during March, Lester will be working with Blaize Community Arts as the Music Director of “Joan & Jimmy”, a new play written by Jim Woodland and directed by Mike Bettison. Telling the story of the life of the inspirational theatre director, Joan Littlewood, and that of her one time husband and partner Ewan MacColl (aka Jimmy Miller) the play covers the early days of Theatre Workshop; from Kendal in 1945 to Stratford East in 1952.

Like many of Littlewood’s own plays, the story is told in words and music – with songs by Jim Woodland, arranged by Lester and opens up a wider vision of the work of two seminal influences on both the Folk Revival and theatre.

Joan and Jimmy

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