The Pegasus Awards

 

The Cast of Before the Dawn at Loncon3

 

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category
Sample
2015 Best Performer

Before the Dawn is a UK song cycle that consists of a shared world of many, many songs that would take many, many hours to play. At Loncon3 in August, 2014, a multinational cast of fans came together and performed a 2.5 hour selection of these songs in a theatrical musical setting.

The breadth and scope of the production was staggering by filk standards. The principal organizers of the show were Valerie Housden (Stage Director), Mike Whitaker (Music Director), and Phil Allcock (The Director Who Created Directions).

The cast of the show were:

BEFORE THE DAWN
Performed on Monday, 18th August 2014 at Loncon 3
The Cast
Prince: Thomas Ibbs
Girl: Rika Körte
Magdalene: Jackie Mitchell
Captain: Phil Allcock
Warlord Richard "Hitch" Wheatley
Sage: Rhodri James
Beggar: Valerie Housden
Sergeant: Peter Westhead
Rumour Monger: Paul Bristow
Landlord: Debbie Levy
Narrator: Rick Hewett
   
Chorus:  
  Katharina Draisbach
  Lynn Gold
  Andrew Soley-Barton
  Kate Soley-Barton
  Bill Sutton
  Bridget Wilkinson
  Tricia Williams
   

Stage Crew (and Sundry Dead Bodies,

 
Townsfolk, Reivers, etc.):  
  Kathy Westhead
  Karen Westhead
  Richard Stephenson
  Dale Williamson
  Mike Westhead
  Nav Jaichand
   
The Band
Guitars Mike Whitaker
  Chris O'Shea
Bass Mal Mortimore
Drums: James Whitaker
Keyboards/Flute: Anne Whitaker

 


Representative Work for the 2015 Pegasus Awards.

Midnight At The Tower (mp3)

Copyright © 1991 by Philip Allcock & Mike Whitaker- All rights Reserved
Used by permission

Mail is heavy upon my shoulders, blade is whetted and feeling keen.
Surcoat clean now of marks upon it, stains of blood and past defeats.
For this night we go to the tower, all our foes will be waiting there.
We shall meet at the midnight hour, (and) destiny       hovers in the air...

At midnight at the tower, friends and foes will all gather.
Fate will have her hour, all her strands wove together.
Men of blood and power, who will win tonight - at the tower ?

Sky is clear, the stars come out now, patterns swirl for the wise to see.
Tonight the moon again is shadowed, mark of Fate, through our history,
From the stars, even from the gutter, those who know say tonight's the night.
Though of many signs they mutter, none can see who will win this fight...

At midnight at the tower, friends and foes will all gather.
Fate will have her hour, all her strands wove together.
Men of blood and power, who will win tonight?  Who will win tonight ...?

Books and songs, old tales and ballads,
I've hid in them for too many years.
Always scared to fight my battles,
But now it's time to face my fears...

At midnight at the tower, friends and foes will all gather.
Fate will have her hour, all her strands wove together.
Men of blood and power, who will win tonight? Who will win tonight ...?

At midnight at the tower, friends and foes will all gather.
Fate will have her hour, all her strands wove together.
Men of blood and power, who will win tonight?
We will win tonight

 

 

 
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