We Begin Again - National Theatre / The Guardian [MP3]
With a cast of hundreds, the single We Begin Again (from a short musical film of the same name) features stars of the West End and television including Anita Dobson (EastEnders), Zubin Varla (Jesus Christ Superstar), Susan Wokoma(Enola Holmes), and Noah Thomas (Jamie in Everybody's Talking About Jamie).
We Begin Again is written by Olivier award winner James Graham (Labour of Love, Ink, Finding Neverland), and produced by The Guardian in partnership with the National Theatre. This short musical film is a unifying song for the country to take stock of the extraordinary year gone by and reset for the year ahead. A multi-generational cast reflects on their individual lives and the impact 2020 has had on them, while a supporting company of 100 community members from the National Theatre’s Public Acts programme in Doncaster and London, sing a hopeful chorus encouraging everyone to 'begin again'. Filmed both on location and remotely, this online musical is a clear product of these unique times.
We Begin Again is composed by Jim Fortune (National Theatre’s Pericles) and directed by Amy Hodge (who directed the Guardian's two latest drama series: Brexit Shorts and Europeans, as well as the National Theatre’s Olivier Award nominated musical Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical).
Release Date: December 17, 2020