Theatre & Opera Director
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STAY ANOTHER SONG was a piece of devised music and dance theatre created with a cast of 31 teenagers from St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls and the London Nautical School for Boys. It was made in response to the Young Vic's main house show, IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME, and was performed in the Maria Theatre at the Young Vic in 2016.

The stories told in STAY ANOTHER SONG all came from the cast members' and their parents' answers to questions about what music means to them and how it has influenced their lives. The cast worked together over the course of four months to develop material for the show, exploring their favourite musical memories; how music acts as a soundtrack to their daily lives; the ways in which music informs their identities; and how they relate to their parents through music. The wide variety of songs featured in STAY ANOTHER SONG reflected the range of their musical tastes and experiences.

Creative Team

Musical Direction: Matthew Floyd Jones
Dramaturgy: Katharine Markwick
Choreography: Nadia Sohawan
Set & Costume Design: Emma Bailey
Lighting Design: Andy Purves
Sound Design: Giles Thomas
Assistant Direction: Madeleine Kludje


Production photo by Helen Murray:

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For more information and to see a full image gallery, please visit the Young Vic's website here.