Author: Denise Baden

Prizes announced for song-writing competition

Since our original competition to write songs for the musical ‘Fidel’, we have had other rounds and also opened up the competition to a broader range of songwriters. Crowd-funders whittled down the entries and our professional judges decided on the final winners for each category, based on the ratings from the public and their own ratings. […]

BBC interview goes viral

The bias apparent in my BBC interview about Fidel Castro was so appalling it reminded me again why I wanted to write the musical. Apparently many agree as it seems to have gone viral with 3 million views. I write about how an academic is driven to write a musical as the only way to put […]

5 minute video

This is a taster of Fidel: based on the showback of our workshop in July 2016 and other events. To hear some of the other songs click on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCMHbvITJYibV4LG5Haj5_XRZB4WCOlfC

Next round of the competition (free to enter)

We have launched another round of our competition to write new songs for Fidel the musical (deadline 3rd April 2016). The competition is free to enter. Check out the ‘Song Themes’ tab to see which songs we still need. We may extend the deadline till 24th July 2017 for selected song categories if we still need more songs.

X-factor style gala event Jan 24th 2016

Book now for our X-factor style event on 24th January at the Turner Sims, Southampton when we will involve the audience in choosing the final songs for Fidel. There will be a panel of judges, Cuban cocktails, performance from top Cuban guitarist, extracts from the musical and live musical numbers. To book click on https://www.turnersims.co.uk/events/fidel-the-musical-gala-event/

Crowd-funding complete

We managed to raise £2500 to workshop the musical at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in 2016 via crowd-funding but we didn’t manage to sell our revolutionary glass. Check out our ebay listing above to bid for it and all proceeds will go towards the workshop. https://southampton.hubbub.net/p/fidel-the-musical