Mat Morrisroe is one of the founding members of Massaoke, the UK’s smash hit sing-along band, who are excited to unveil their brand new show, A Night at The Musicals which makes its London debut at the majestic KOKO in Camden on Friday 1 February 2019.

Massaoke A Night at The Musicals is coming to KOKO in Camden, what can you tell us about it?

It’s going to be amazing fun for starters!

Think half theatrical concert and half MASSIVE singalong with a live band to some of the greatest songs from the musicals, from stage and screen.

How did you get involved with Massaoke?

I’m one of the founding members so I’ve been involved from the very start.

Our first show was back in 2011 in the basement of a pub and from there it’s taken us all over the world from Australia to Europe, via New York State and beyond.

All in all Massaoke’s given us all lots of incredible life experiences and memories and long may it continue to do so.

Why do you think a night at The Musicals is ideal for Massaoke?

There’s just so many huge singalong and life affirming moments from the musicals genre, so much so that we’ve been absolutely spoilt for choice for songs to include in the set.

Rehearsals have been great fun and now we just can’t wait until the big night is upon us.

So what can audiences expect on the night?

Well, they can expect hits from the West end and Broadway, some massive tunes from the movie musicals of yesteryear, the present and some classics from a few Disney movies for good measure.

Couple that with a bit of theatre, 1500 voices singing as one with our rocking band and you have one very special night out in one of London’s most beautiful, iconic music venues

What musical theatre classic will you be singing along loudest to? 

That’s a really tough one. “Defying Gravity” from Wicked has been stuck repeat on my internal jukebox for a few days now. But “A Million Dreams” from Greatest Showman is a big fave at Massaoke HQ, as are all the tracks from The Greatest Showman really!

However, as a youngster, before I got into this drumming lark, I fancied myself as the musical theatre star, so “Good Guys’ from Bugsy Malone has a special place in my heart since I played Bugsy in a Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society production of the show some 30 years ago! Trust me, Massaoke’s gain was most certainly not the West End’s loss!

What would you say to anyone thinking of coming along to Massaoke A Night at The Musicals?

The show is sold out, but we’ll be releasing a handful of tickets on the morning of the show on a first come, first served basis so I’d encourage them to visit our socials on the morning of the show and they may be in luck.

Otherwise, we’re currently in talks to bring the show back to London as well as other major cities in the UK and further afield in 2019 so again, keep an eye on those socials or sign up to our mailing list at massaoke.com as not to be left out in the cold, Frozen!

(sorry, couldn’t resist a musicals pun)

Greg is an award-winning writer with a huge passion for theatre. He has appeared on stage, as well as having directed several plays in his native Scotland. Greg is the founder and editor of Theatre Weekly

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