Metta releases second season of Cells

Published: 23 March 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Clive Rowe and Lem Knights in Cells

Metta Theatre, a production company devoted to British musical theatre, has released a second season of its filmed musical drama Cells.

It comes a year after the first season was released in partnership with Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Taunton Brewhouse.

Cells again features Metta’s patron Clive Rowe alongside Lem Knights and Natalie Hope.

The first season of Cells was written and developed during the 2021 winter lockdown by writer and director Poppy Burton-Morgan and composer Ben Glasstone. It was mixed and mastered by Simon Small. Musical director was James Cleeve. The director of photography was Jon Dickinson and the films were edited by Will Reynolds. James Cleeve plays keys, Paul Moylan plays double bass and Curtis Volp is on guitar.

Burton-Morgan said, “we’re delighted to be revisiting our digital musical Cells and releasing season two with the introduction of a third character. With the first season having been seen by over 42,000 people across YouTube and Facebook, it’s wonderful to hopefully reach even more audiences digitally with the next instalment of this intimately moving story.

“We’re in conversation with several venues about bringing the stage version to live audiences in 2023.”

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  • Cells - P Burton-Morgan, music by Ben Glasstone (Metta Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Taunton Brewhouse)