With the help of a fantastic cast and crew we have completed a very successful three days of filming for the currently untitled piece of comedy writing I have written and am producing in collaboration with Dan Eycott from Pixelform Studios. The piece is currently being edited and I am very much looking forward to sharing it with you all as well as beginning work on the next one!
Firstly a very Happy New Year to you all!
It has been a very busy start to 2019. As I am currently on a break from ‘Madagascar The Musical’-an idea that has long been in my mind is coming into fruition. Below are a few rehearsal snaps from my recent workshop of my own writing for a comedy project I will be producing and will also be appearing in. We shall be shooting at the end of this month in collaboration with Pixelform Studios and then more details shall be revealed… STAY TUNED! I am very excited about this one.
Check out the brand new poster for ‘Madagascar The Musical’ as the cast is announced for the 2019 section of the tour. I will be continuing the role of ‘Melman’ into the new year!
THE BRAND NEW TRAILER FOR MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL HAS BEEN RELEASED! CHECK IT OUT!
MADAGASCAR HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED AND IS RECEIVING GREAT REVIEWS!
HERE'S JUST A FEW...
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BROADWAY WORLD SCOTLAND WHATSONSTAGE WEST END WILMA MUSICAL THEATRE MUSINGS
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"THE USE OF PUPPETRY IS MASTERFUL, WITH JAMIE LEE-MORGAN PROVING HIMSELF TO BE AN EXPERT OF PUPPETRY MANIPULATION"
"JAMIE LEE-MORGAN AS MELMAN SHONE BRIGHTEST. FROM HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ON STAGE TO THE LAST YOU COULD SEE HE WAS RELISHING EVERY SECOND AND THE GIFT OF SCRIPT BESTOWED UPON HIM"
-North West End
"JAMIE LEE-MORGAN'S MELMAN THE GIRAFFE BROUGHT FANTASTIC COMEDY AND IMPRESSIVE PUPPETEERING SKILLS"
"JAMIE LEE-MORGAN PLAYS AND OPERATES MELMAN WHO IS DELIGHTFULLY REALISTIC WITH HIS MOVEMENT"
-Broadway World Scotland
"MELMAN THE GIRAFFE IS CONTROLLED BRILLIANTLY BY JAMIE LEE-MORGAN"
"MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER THOUGH IS MELMAN - JAMIE LEE-MORGAN IS PART PERFORMER, PART PUPPETEER AND HAS SOME OF THE BEST THROWAWAY LINES"
"JAMIE LEE-MORGAN MAKES THE WHOLE AUDIENCE FALL IN LOVE WITH MELMAN"
"I PRETTY SOON FORGOT THERE WAS A MAN IN THE SUIT AS JAMIE HAD THE HEAD MOVEMENTS OF HIS GIRAFFE PERFECTED"
"JAMIE LEE-MORGAN IS VERY ENTERTAINING...HE HAS GREAT COMEDIC ABILITY"
"THE JOKES KEPT COMING, PARTICULALRY THANKS TO JAMIE LEE-MORGAN'S DEADPAN DELIVERY AS MELMAN"
-The Culture Vulture
"TIMMIKA RAMSAY AND JAMIE LEE-MORGAN PERFECTLY PLAYED OFF EACH OTHER AND FLAWLESSLY PORTRAYED THE ESSENCE OF THEIR ONSCREEN PERSONAS"
"MELMAN IS EMBODIED PERFECTLY BY JAMIE LEE-MORGAN WHO WANDERS ROUND THE STAGE IN A SOMBER BUT TRULY LOVEABLE MANNER"
-Rewrite this Story
"JAMIE LEE-MORGAN AS THE INTROVERTED HYPOCHONDRIAC MELMAN AND TIMMIKA RAMSAY AS THE LOUD AND PROUD GLORIA ARE COMEDY GOLD"
-Musical Theatre Musings
I am thrilled to have been accepted into the ‘Shapes in Motion’ Mocap Troupe.
"The Mocap Troupe are a group of professional and agent represented Actors & Physical Performers who are experienced and emerging Motion/Performance Capture Artists & Creature Performers. Their skill sets and talents go above and beyond just Motion & Performance Capture work, they can be called upon for live action physical and creature work also. The troupe are coordinated by Sarah Perry who works closely with all members to develop and sustain skills useful and required for both Performance Capture & Creature Performance work."
I began pursing Motion Capture back in 2016 and since then have trained with The Mocap Academy at AudioMotion Studios with Neil Newbon and have taken numerous workshops with Sarah herself at 'Shapes in Motion' as well as being a member of her 'Fitness and Wellness Club'.
I am delighted to be working closely with Sarah and the other members of the troupe developing an array of skills that can be utilised within motion capture performance.
Further details for the troupe, including my Mocap Troupe Profile can be found at www.shapesinmotion.com/motion-capture-troupe/
‘Madagascar The Musical’
I am delighted to announce that I will be playing ‘Melman’ in the No.1 UK Tour of ‘Madagascar The Musical’.
"Go wild as Matt Terry – Winner of 2016’s X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July prior to a UK Tour.
Matt will be joined by cast including Antoine Murray-Straughan,Timmika Ramsay, Jamie Lee-Morgan, Shane McDaid, Laura Johnson, Jessica Niles, Victoria Boden, Matthew Pennington and Darren John.
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
For more information including tour dates visit www.madagascarthemusical.co.uk
I am very excited to be part of the cast to bring the hilarious new musical 'Can't Stop It' to The Other Palace on May 15th where I will be playing Brian. This workshop has a fantastic team behind it including Max Reynolds as director. Full cast and creative details here. www.cantstopit.co.uk/2018-workshop