Featured Album: Wit & Whimsy
Our latest #FeaturedAlbum is a first for Matinee - it's a star-studded line-up of much-loved celebrities and leading musical theatre artists who have joined forces to record a double album celebrating the work of award-winning composer-lyricist Alexander S. Bermange!
Wit & Whimsy boasts national treasures Christopher Biggins, Miriam Margolyes and Nigel Planer; famous faces from the small screen Ben Richards (Hollyoaks), Tracie Bennett (Coronation Street) and Phil Daniels (Eastenders); and the current stars of many West End musicals including Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Beautiful and Half A Sixpence.
Wit & Whimsy comprises Alexander’s most popular comedic musical creations. Some are portraits of crazy characters such as obsessive trainspotters, tone-deaf singers or would-be fairy-tale princesses; others are tongue-in-cheek celebrations of modern day technology, automated telephone answering systems, or the world of showbiz; others take the form of tales with twists or tongue-twisting lists. They are all certain to amuse and entertain in equal measure.
Wit & Whimsy is out now on the Spectacular Music label, both as a deluxe 2 CD set (available here) and to download from iTunes and all major digital platforms. A live show featuring performances of songs from the album is being staged at The Hippodrome in London’s West End on Sunday 30th April.
You can hear music from Whit & Whimsy introduced by Alexander on Matinee Radio in every show this week!