A Musical made with, for and by the British-Italian community in London
Join our Community Project and be part of the very first Musical of Italians in London, exploring themes of identity, multiculturalism and community.
Italians in London – who are they? How do they feel? How do they define themselves?
With Il Musical degli Italiani a Londra we wish to explore our identity and to hear the stories of our Italian families in London.
We need your help to create this musical.
If you take part in our workshops in May 2021, you will help create original material through a variety of activities such as, creative writing, devising, improvisation, music and much more.
Attending our workshops – which will be held in Italian and English – is totally free.
If you are aged 9 to 21, don’t miss the opportunity to be part of our community project!
What is a Community Project?
This linguistic and artistic project is the creation and stage production of a new one-act Musical made with, for and by the British-Italian community in London to explore themes of identity, multiculturalism and, indeed, community.
English and Italian will be the languages of the Musical.
This project is aimed at different generations of British-Italian people who were born and raised in the UK or who came here as immigrants. It will involve, in its first phase starting in May 2021, a series of 21 free workshops with children, young people and adults to generate story, characters and music.
Our workshop participants will help create original material through a variety of activities: free writing; devising brief scenes from a given stimulus; freeze frames; drama and musical improvisation. These will be carried out both individually and in groups, most of the time in Italian and at times in English.
What happens next
After the initial stage, our writer and composer will spend time writing a script and music in Autumn 2021. They will put together all ideas and feelings shared during the workshops.
Finally, there will be a period of rehearsals starting in January 2022 and leading up to the performance in Summer 2022, which will feature professional artists and an ensemble cast of members of the British-Italian community.
Meet the team
Anna completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Theatre with Young People at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and trained with the Almeida Theatre. She is also a qualified Teacher of Italian, teaching Drama and Languages from Early Years to young adults both in schools and informal education settings.
Luke is an award-winning UK based composer, musical director and theatre maker from Malta. has been professionally produced in both Malta and the UK- in venues including the V&A Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, the Lyric Theatre, the Maltese National Theatre and the Battersea Arts Centre.
Eleonora Giovannardi is one of the founders and trustees of Talia e la Valiga delle Idee, a registered charity based in London promoting the Italian language and culture for children aged 0-4. Since September 2018, she is also the coordinator of all Italian Language and Culture classes at SIAL.Courses.