The second season of filmed musical drama CELLS has been released, a year after the first season was released in 2021.
CELLS once again stars Metta’s Patron, the Olivier award winning Clive Rowe alongside rising star Lem Knights. They are joined by Natalie Hope, whose credits include The Commitments (West End), and Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange), and Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve). The first season of CELLS was written, developed and recorded entirely during the 2021 winter lockdown by the award-winning writer/director P Burton-Morgan and composer Ben Glasstone. The cast album is available via Spotify and other digital platforms accessible here.
The show is written and directed by P Burton-Morgan (Madam Butterfly UK tour, In the Willows, UK tour, Jungle Book UK & International Tour), with music by Ben Glasstone, mixed and mastered by Simon Small and the Musical Director is James Cleeve. The Director of Photography is Jon Dickinson, the films are edited by Will Reynolds. James Cleeve plays keys, Paul Moylan plays double bass and Curtis Volp is on guitar.
P Burton-Morgan, who in 2020 won the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for musical theatre book writing for In the Willows says,
“We’re delighted to be revisiting our digital musical Cells and releasing ‘Season Two’ with the introduction of a third character. With the first season having been seen by over 42,000 people across YouTube and Facebook, it’s wonderful to hopefully reach even more audiences digitally with the next instalment of this intimately moving story. Taken together both ‘seasons’ make up a full-length piece and we’re in conversation with several venues about bringing the stage version to live audiences in 2023.”
FULL FILM IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH HERE