New online musical from Royal and Derngate

Published: 1 September 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Intimate cabaret”: Scene Unseen Credit: David Lefeber

Northampton’s Royal and Derngate has produced a new musical, Scene Unseen, about “identity, sexuality and what makes us who we are”.

This “intimate cabaret” by singer, writer and actor Jessica Walker and Joseph Atkins has been directed for film by the theatre’s artistic director James Dacre, with illustrations by Thomas Hicks and cinematography by David Lefeber.

A Royal and Derngate and English Touring Opera co-production, Scene Unseen “weaves a path from cabaret artist Jessica Walker’s emotionally complex childhood right up to her very particular wedding day, with songs about early gender confusion, sexual assault, first love and betrayal, and family secrets”.

The hour-long Scene Unseen will be available to watch online on English Touring Opera’s video platform ETO at Home from Monday 12 September until Saturday 12 November.

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  • Scene Unseen - Jessica Walker and Joseph Atkins (Royal & Derngate, English Touring Opera)