About the show

About the team

Meet the cast and creatives!

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Corrine Priest

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Corrine is originally from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset. Before attending London School of Musical Theatre Corrine gained a 1st Class Degree in Musical Theatre from Bath Spa University.

Whilst training, Corrine’s credits included Viv Nicholson in Spend Spend Spend, Ophelia in Hamlet (Excerpt), Girl 5 / Whore in Les Miserables (Workshop), Ru / ensemble in Merrily We Roll Along (Workshop), The Kolokolo bird in Just So (Musical), From Page To Stage at The Landor.

Corrine won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award at the Garrick Theatre in May 2014 and made her professional debut in GOD at London Theatre and since then has appeared as Amy in Girlfriends, Union Theatre and most recently seen as Lucy in USHERS: The Front of House Musical, at The Arts Theatre after a transfer from it’s successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and is soon to be appearing in A Christmas Carol as The Ghost of Christmas Past at Blackpool Opera House this Christmas alongside Paul Nicholas as Scrooge.

“Occasionally, very occasionally, you see a newcomer perform to a standard that you could not imagine being improved upon even by a major star, such was the case with Priest.” Sondheim Magazine (Review of GOD, London Theatre Workshop)

“Corrine Priest gives every indication of being a talent bound for very high rank. This young lady is in contact with every nuance of every line she sings… she is an actress first and singer second… the Janie Dee of the next generation.” – Musical Theatre Review (Review of SSSPOTY, Garrick Theatre)

“Corrine Priest stands out a mile with vocals and personality… she then absolutely brings the house down and stops the show as Priest absolutely nails every comedic moment.” – The Stage (Review of SSSPOTY, Garrick Theatre)

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Tim Connor

Composer/Lyricist

Training: The Bridewell Theatre, AMOS and MMD Lab. Shows: Music and lyrics for The Stationmaster with librettist Susannah Pearse (receiving its London premiere at Tristan Bates Theatre in November 2015); Heart of Winter with story, dramaturgy and direction by Lia Buddle (Leicester Square Theatre and Union Theatre). Tim’s songs have been performed by various West End singers in cabarets and concerts at established London venues including St James Theatre, Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry, Soho Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall. His ballad, The Little Match Girl, was recorded by Janie Dee and was broadcast on Loose Ends for BBC Radio, and included in the 2014 MAD for Christmas album in aid of the Make A Difference Trust. Tim’s song ‘The 6:59’ from The Stationmaster was performed at the Garrick Theatre as a finalist in the Stiles & Drew Best New Song competition 2014.

You can contact Tim Connor directly via Facebook or email.

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Lia Buddle

Story/Dramaturgy

Alongside writing with Tim, Lia works in theatre production and administration. Currently Artistic Assistant at English National Ballet, previous roles include Company Manager for the ENB 2015 tour to China and Singapore; Assistant to producer Michael McCabe at MMP and Joe Public Ltd (Wicked, Million Dollar Quartet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory); Administrator at Battersea Arts Centre. Lia took part in the Stage One Workshop for New Producers in 2011. Production experience includes: Producer for Amo Theatre’s Tartuffe at The Space; Assistant Director for Pact Imagination Theatre’s Little Fish by Sarah-Lisa Wilkinson at The Space; Producer for Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the European Student Drama Festival Acthea in France; Director/Choreographer of The Musical of Musicals, the Musical! for Throwaway Theatre, winner of an Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Award.

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Auburn Jam Music

Album Producers & Record Label

Auburn Jam Music is a music production and recording studio run by Joe and Nikki Davison, specialising in musical theatre recordings, songwriter production and music for media. They provide a range of services to help bring albums from concept to release, including project management, recording, arranging, MDing, transcribing sheet music, mixing, mastering, web design, album design and print, and online release services.

They first met Tim and Lia in the musical theatre society at Warwick University and ever since they have been working with Tim to transcribe and record his songs and shows, including Heart of Winter and The Stationmaster. They are delighted to see the fruits of many years of labor on this show come to life in the form of this album with the brilliant Corrine.

Previous albums include:
Alexander S. Bermange’s The Route To Happiness – Kerry Ellis, Louise Dearman and Ben Forster
Confessions of a Justified Sinner – Will Barratt
Kiss The Misfits – Felix Hagan & The Family
We All Want The Same – Nadim Naaman
MAD for Christmas – Gina Beck, Killian Donnelly, Alistair Brammer, Janie Dee, Chloe Hart, Christopher Howell, Sophie Isaacs, Nadim Naaman, Stuart Matthew Price, Geronimo Rauch, Harriet Thorpe and The Cast of Les Miserables
Duvet Days– Alex James Ellison
The Bakewell Bake-Off – Original Cast Recording (SimG Records)
Van Winkle – A Folk Musical – Concept Recording (SimG Records)
Tess of the D’Urbevilles – Live Recording (Partisan Theatre)
My Land’s Shore – Studio Cast Recording (SimG Records)
The Marylebone Sessions – The 4Tunes
The Best of Times – Cable Street Collective
String Up The Entertainer – Felix Hagan & The Family
Don’t Be Anything Less – Tim McArthur
Together We Are One – Takasa (Eurovision 2013)

Get in touch with us

Contact details

If you would like more information on Heart of Winter, including enquiries about ordering CDs, sheet music and backing tracks, get in touch with Nikki at Auburn Jam Music LTD via the contact form on the right. She will be happy to answer any questions she can, or pass on your enquiry to writers Tim and Lia for further assistance. If you are interested in aquiring the performance rights for the show, contact composer Tim Connor directly via the email address above. You can also follow the show at the social media links below for updates.

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