Singer Stage School Releases Original Song Inspired by Lockdown

Featuring the vocal talents of stars from Hetty Feather, Peppa Pig, Outlander and Treadstone.

Singer Stage School, a leading semi-vocational training school based in Essex, today launched a music video for a new musical theatre song ‘When Tomorrow Comes’.  The song, composed and lyricised by Singer Stage School Musical Director Ashton Moore, is inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, and was created to bring students back together and say thank you to the NHS and keyworkers.

Inspired by leading musical theatre stars social media contributions throughout lock down, ‘When Tomorrow Comes’ was written (May 2020) by Ashton Moore specifically to be recorded by Singer Stage School students from home.  Students learnt and performed the original song within a week period, individually recording their harmonies without their peers present.

Notable students featured in the video are:

  • Isabelle Clifton – Hetty in CBBC’s series ‘Hetty Feather’
  • Robyn Elwell – Current voice of ‘Pedro Pony’ in ‘Peppa Pig’
  • Niamh Elwell – ‘Young Briana’ in Starz’s ‘Outlander’
  • Nasa White – ‘Young Tara’ in Amazon’s ‘Treadstone’
  • Scarlett Cecil – ‘Matilda’ in RSC’s ‘Matilda’ (UK Tour)

‘When Tomorrow Comes’ composed, orchestrated, lyricised, and edited by Ashton Moore.

Ashton has been the musical director for Singer Stage School for six years.  He has previously written (book, music and lyrics) numerous original musicals including ‘Samson’ and ‘I Wish’, the latter planned for professional recording later this Summer.  Ashton is also a Director of Music at Southend-On-Sea based primary school Alleyn Court.

Ashton is a well-known figure on the local music circuit, chiefly as a musical director, but also as a teacher, pianist, wind-player and performer (Jean Valjean i­n Les Miserables, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Tom Collins in Rent).

Regarding ‘When Tomorrow Comes’ Ashton said “I have truly missed seeing the students of Singer Stage School every Saturday… so I wrote a song about lockdown/COVID and asked our students to send in recordings so we could put something together.  So, this is “When Tomorrow Comes”, as performed by some of my favourite little faces aged 8-18. Theatres may be closed at the moment, but I think you’ll agree that the future of the industry is bright.”

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