A journey to Camelot for a good cause

Style Music Theatre
East Melbourne Concerts
Kaylah Joelle Baker

Local theatre group Style Music Theatre is busily preparing to begin the first of what will be a series of monthly concerts, with all profits going towards various selected charities.

The first of the one-hour performances in the series will be The Dreams of Camelot and it will be performed on Sunday, August 14 at East Melbourne’s Holy Trinity Church.

At the forefront of the decision to conduct the performances for charity is renowned actor, singer and director John Lidgerwood after the pandemic put a halt to many of his creative endeavours and plans for his theatre company.

“After an extensive career of 50 years in stage, television and concert performances in Australia and abroad, this came to an abrupt halt when the COVID pandemic arrived – like it did with many in the entertainment industry,” Mr Lidgerwood said.


“As a fan of musical theatre and operetta, I turned to writing several one-hour tributes to the great musical and stage productions and their composers.”


Mr Lidgerwood has a rich history performing some of the greatest written productions himself after a career on the West End upon moving to London in 1973 and touring Australia in My Fair Lady.

Using his writing as a way to help people who have been dealing with financial hardships, homelessness and employment problems as a result of the pandemic, Mr Lidgerwood is combining his talents with other creatives.

Joining him on the stage will be professional singer and performer Alexandra Lidgerwood who studied her Bachelor of Music at Melbourne University before moving to the UK to perform around Europe in opera performances and concerts.

Style Music Theatre’s musical director of 15 years and highly-trained pianist and accompanist Linda O’Brien will also be displaying her talents in the local stage production.

The Dreams of Camelot will be shown at 2pm on August 14, followed by Almost Anything Goes on September 11, Operetta In Spring on October 9 and Rhapsody on November 13.

Tickets for the events are on sale for $20. For any further enquiries John Lidgerwood can be contacted on 0428 284 676. •

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/935866

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