Live at Riverside images – Sir Derek Jacobi, Sam Tutty, Jessica Hynes

Riverside Studios announces further programming for its inaugural Christmas season in association with New Frame Productions, including an evening of unplugged performance with West End Acoustic featuring SIX’s Maiya Quansah-Breed and Renée Lamb, Wicked’s Nicholas McLean, Jesus Christ Superstar’s Tyrone Huntley and Dear Evan Hansen’s Oliver Award-winning Sam Tutty

Additionally, New Frame Productions presents live staged readings of Agatha Christie’s crime plays Spider’s Web and The Hollow with cast including Sir Derek Jacobi, Jessica Hynes, Simon Callow and Angela Griffin. All profits from the staged readings will be donated to the Theatre Support Fund+ and Acting For Others who offer financial and emotional support to theatre workers in times of need. 

Interim Creative Director, Rachel Tackley today said “The last few months have highlighted to us how vital live performance is and at Riverside we really want to be able to share that experience with audiences just as soon as we are able. And what could be more thrilling than to be in the company of so many extraordinary artists. I can’t wait!

Producers of New Frame Productions, James Quaife and Robin Rayner added “We are thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to continue to present live shows to live audiences working in collaboration with Riverside Studios. It’s both a privilege and an honour to work with so many talented people across all our shows this Christmas.”

New Frame Productions present


Musical direction by Chris Poon

On Tuesday 8 December, 8pm

For one night only stars of the West End, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Renée Lamb, Nicholas McLean, Tyrone Huntley and Sam Tutty are brought together for an unplugged celebration of all the most popular musicals, with musical direction by Chris Poon.

Maiya Quansah-Breed’s credits include SIX: The Musical (Arts Theatre/UK tour – Olivier Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and Rent (Hope Mill Theatre/Online). 

Renée Lamb’s credits include SIX: The Musical (Arts Theatre), Be More Chill (The Other Palace), Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Malory Towers (Bristol Passenger Shed/UK tour/Wise Children) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Southwark Playhouse).

Nicholas McLean’s credits include Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre – Black British Theatre Award for Best Supporting Male Actor in a Musical), The Book of Mormon (Palace Theatre), Avenue Q (UK tour) and Sister Act (Gordon Craig Theatre). 

Tyrone Huntley’s credits include Jesus Chris Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – Evening Standard Award for Emerging Talent), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Watermill Theatre), The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), Memphis (Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre), Homos, or Everyone in America (The Finborough Theatre) and Angry (Southwark Playhouse).

Sam Tutty’s credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Noël Coward Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical) and Once on this Island (Southwark Playhouse).

Chris Poon’s theatre credits include Rent, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (Hope Mill Theatre), Legend Trippers (The Other Palace), In the Heights (Bridewell Theatre), Timpson: The Musical (King’s Head Theatre) and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Upstairs at the Gatehouse). 

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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