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The Forgotten (Musical)

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THE FORGOTTEN-A CHARTIST MUSICAL – The story of the 'Chartist Movement' of the 1830's.

This Arts Council Funded community project was performed by a huge cast of professionals, students and children from the South Wales community in November 2010 at the Riverside theatre, Newport. The songs' lyrics were all adapted from 19th Century protest poetry.

The music was all recorded using acoustic instruments 9or equivalents) that would have been played during the 1830's – the genre of music created however is a 'mash-up' of Hip-hop, Folk, Spiritual and Rock – quite a challenge! The six performances were a great success and funding is now being sought to tour the show. The kids singing these songs had never been in a recording studio before...