As one of our many efforts to enhance our learning community in PAIR, we would like to invite you to see a musical in London written by a Southampton lecturer. To help you enjoy the show, PAIR will be paying for free coach travel to London this Thursday.
There is a free bus to see the new musical ‘Fidel’ in Covent Garden on Thursday 16th November and tickets for the show are just £10 students and £15 staff. Tickets are available from Anna Hammond 2/4033 (8-4) and also from Denise Baden in room 4038. The bus for the matinee performance leaves Southampton University (interchange) at 11am (leaving time for a quick bite before the show) and returning by 7. If you want to see the evening performance at 7pm – tickets are available but we will only organise a bus if enough demand – email email@example.com asap to register interest.
Background: Denise Baden wrote the musical about Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution as a way of disseminating her research. Songs were sourced via a UK wide song-writing competition (see www.fidelthemusical.org) and include songs written by Southampton University students. In solidarity we think it would be fun and informative to offer a trip to see the first ever performance of ‘Fidel’ at St Paul’s Church , London on Thursday 16th November. It is concert style showcase (i.e. professional actor/singers but no props/costumes) and it will be incredibly exciting to see the songs and script come to life on stage. There is a matinee performance at 2.30 and evening performance at 7pm, the show lasts 90 minutes with a brief 15 minute talk about Cuba before hand and a Q&A after, see http://iristheatre.com/event/fidel/ .