As lockdown slowly starts to ease up and theatres gradually reopen, here are a few upcoming highlights from our clients:
Michelle Payne’s excitingly original play Squad Goals has been published by Salamander Street. The “upbeat and joyful female football drama” (The Stage), set in Essex, focuses on women’s football and premiered last year with an immersive production at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club last year.
Annabel Mutale Reed will be directing the sensational Wonderment at the Palace Theatre this Summer. The show is headlined by celebrity magician and mind-reader Chris Cox and sees a host of world-class magicians bringing their greatest illusions to the West End. Annabel calls it “an exhilarating, mind-bending show that really has to be seen to be believed!”
Looking earlier in the year, this weekend sees the opening of Being Mr. Wickham to be streamed online from the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmonds. The show features lighting design by Howard Hudson and stars Adrian Lukis, who reprises his iconic performance from the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Luke Sheppard will be directing Robert Madge in My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do? At the Turbine Theatre. You may be familiar with Robert from his Twitter account, which recently went viral sharing archive footage of his home movie reenactments of famous musicals. Luke will also be directing a new musical, Millennials, with music and lyrics by Elliot Clay, as part of the Turbine Theatre’s MTFEST.
It’s also an exciting bank holiday weekend for Kate Marlais; A Room of One’s Own is being screened as part of the London Literary Festival. The show was filmed at the atmospheric London Library with musical score and sound design by Kate. Across the pond, Fragments, also with an original score by Kate, will be returning to live performances in New York city from 1st May.
This is just a small taste of what’s coming up for our clients in 2021 and there is plenty more still to be announced.