James Beeny and Gina Georgio of Toy Soldier Productions present West End star Jamie Muscato performing "However Hard I Try" from their new musical LADY M. The single is released today and available to stream and download on all platforms.

You can stream it here.

Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, LADY M tells the untold story of Lady Macbeth. Chilling flashbacks of her haunted past are woven into this reimagining of the famous tale of murder and power, revealing an original backstory to Lady Macbeth’s villainy and downfall.


Jamie said, “I can’t wait for people to hear ‘However Hard I Try’. James and Gina have written an awesome musical saga based on Shakespeare’s classic story. I had great fun working on it with them and I hope people enjoy the song!”


Created and written by Beeny and Georgio, the sung-through musical features a modern score with original music and lyrics. ‘However Hard I Try’ has been produced by Beeny and Georgio alongside Rik Simpson, Coldplay’s multi-Grammy Award-winning producer (Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto, Ghost Stories, A Head Full of Dreams, Everyday Life).



LADY M is in continuous growth having gone through two development workshops in London, directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy and choreographed by Lizzi Gee. The workshop cast included George Blagden, Kerry Ellis, Phoebe Fildes, Robert Hands, Jamie Muscato, Maiya Quansah-Breed, and Karl Queensborough.


Jamie Muscato is a West End star who can currently be seen as Christian in Moulin Rouge at the Piccadilly Theatre. His other West End credits include Enjolras in Les Misérables The Staged Concert at the Sondheim Theatre, JD in Heathers at Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Other Palace, Story Edward in Big Fish at The Other Palace, Ben in Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre, Joe in Bend it Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre, Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Love Story at the Duchess Theatre and Spring Awakening at the Novello and Lyric Hammersmith.


Toy Soldier Productions is a British production company, founded in 2020 by musical theatre partnership James Beeny and Gina Georgio to develop and produce new, original work. With a background in the music industry, guitarist James and pianist Gina made their theatre debut with new British musical ‘The Dreamers’. In 2018 the production was presented for four fully staged workshop performances at the internationally famous Abbey Road Studios.  In 2020, James and Gina brought together The Frontline Singers, a choral group made up of key workers, who remotely recorded an original song. In 2022 the group performed on Britain’s Got Talent, receiving four ‘yes’ votes from the judging panel, which was followed by an appearance in the live semi-final at the Hammersmith Apollo.