The Clockmaker’s Daughter, an original musical faerytale by new writers Daniel Finn and Michael Webborn will have its world premiere at Landor Theatre in May. Set in the Irish town of Spindlewood, The Clockmakers Daughter is a beautiful story built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown – a folk musical with a specific, yet timeless, feel.
The mysterious Constance, a statue in the town square bearing the likeness of a young girl, will be played by Jennifer Harding (Rumpy Pumpy (King’s Head and Landor Theatre), Copacabana (UK tour), and joining her in lead roles will be Alan McHale (Babes in the Wood (Brick Lane Music Hall), The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre) as Will and Lawrence Carmichael (South Pacific (UK tour), Holding the Man (Trafalgar Studios) as Abraham.
Also starring will be: Jo Wickham (The Wind in the Willows (South East tour), Into the Woods (Ye Olde Rose and Crown) as Ma Riley; Alyssa Martyn (The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Belgrade Theatre) as Amelia; Alex Spinney (Yarico (London Theatre Workshop), Our House (UK tour)) as Henry; Rob McManus (The Music Man (Mission Playhouse, California), Anything Goes (San Gabriel Civic, California) as Mayor Glynn; Max Abraham (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Royal Theatre, Nottingham) as Sam; Kathryn Laura Aiken (Sleeping Beauty (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Love Beyond (Wembley Arena) as Moll/Young Girl; Paul Bradshaw (Americana (workshop), Miracle on 34th Street (Pitlochry Festival Theatre) as Jon; Paul Brangan (A Spectacular Night of Queen (European Tour), A Body to Die(t) For (Edinburgh Fringe) as Ted; Rebecca Gilliland (The Goodbye Girl (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)) as Lucille; Natalie Harman (The Suicide Shop (workshop), Jack and the Beanstalk (Exeter) as Rhiannon; Ruari Kelsey (new graduate) as Mr Reece/Villager; Colette Lennon (Jacque Brel is Alive and Well in Paris (Lyric Belfast) as Jane; Ruthie Luff (Hot Mikado (Landor), Clinton the Musical (Edinburgh Fringe) as Sue; Ryan Lynch (Bathhouse The Musical (Above the Stag), Alice in Wonderland (Madinat Theatre) as Dave; Clodagh Meary (new graduate) as Cara; Matthew McCabe (new graduate) as Jim; Emily Peach (new graduate) as Mary; and Leah Pinney (Damn Yankees (Landor Theatre) as Mab.
Spindlewood, like most towns of age, has its traditions. But no practice, custom or Old Wives Warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’. Every year, on the last night of winter, as the first day of spring unfolds, the townsfolk gather to take part in a strange ritual. They meet in the centre of the town square, where a statue bearing the likeness of a young girl stands, poised and still, one hand raised as if to toast the sky. Constance has stood in the square for as long as any can remember. But she is never more lifelike than tonight…
The Clockmaker’s Daughter Interviews
The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Wednesday 27th May – Saturday 4th July 2015, 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees, 3pm
No performances on Mondays
No performance on Tuesday 2
Running time 2 hour 15 minutes with interval (tbc)
Location Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH
Box Office Tickets are available from www.landortheatre.co.uk or 020 7737 7276 at £20 (£18).
Wednesday 6th May 2015