Harriet Thorpe is to host and narrate the West End concert of new LGBT musical FACING EAST, to benefit Stonewall and Pride in London.
FACING EAST IN CONCERT at Shaftesbury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre will be hosted by the WICKED and AB FAB regular and will feature Rebecca Lock, Alasdair Harvey, Peter DiCesare and Michael Vinsen. Based on Carol Lynn Pearson’s stirring play, FACING EAST is a new and intimate musical by David Rigano and Mark-Eugene Garcia.
Monday 22nd June 7.30pm at the Lyric Theatre
FACING EAST follows an upstanding American Mormon couple who unexpectedly meet their gay son’s partner whilst dealing with his death. When they’re forced to face a reality long ignored, they must balance their beliefs with their emotions and make peace with this stranger in order to make peace with their loss.
Now making its UK premiere for one night only at the West End’s Lyric Theatre, this is one of the first opportunities to hear the soaring new score of this emerging musical following workshops in Dallas and Chicago and ahead of its first fully staged production in 2016. Starring Alasdair Harvey (WE WILL ROCK YOU), Rebecca Lock (PHANTOM), Peter DiCesare (FACING EAST Dallas), Michael Vinsen (THE BOOK OF MORMON) and narrated by Harriet Thorpe (WICKED), FACING EAST IN CONCERT is a truly unique opportunity to be amongst the first to witness this powerful new musical as it completes its development. The performance supports Stonewall, one of the UK’s top LGBT organisations, and Pride in London. FACING EAST IN CONCERT is sponsored by Plews Garden Design.
Announcing the concert, producer Nathan Gardner said “We’re delighted to be able to present our show in London, and with such an incredible cast and team. We believe that theatre can make a difference, and it’s an honour to be presenting FACING EAST in support of Pride in London, and Stonewall. We’ve always wanted it to be the show that gives back, and it’s a privilege to be able to support these two organisations that do so much for the LGBT community.”
Tickets, priced £10-50.00 are now on sale at the Lyric Theatre, or by phoning 0844 482 9674. For more information, or to book online, please visit FacingEastTheMusical.com.
Nathan Gardner and Stephen McGill in association with Deborah Barrigan, Danny Brooke, Sean Bryan, and Joel Marvin present FACING EAST IN CONCERT with:
Music by David Rigano
Book and Lyrics by Mark-Eugene Garcia
Based on the play by Carol Lynn Pearson
Featuring Rebecca Lock, Alasdair Harvey, Peter DiCesare, and Michael Vinsen
Hosted and narrated by Harriet Thorpe
Monday 22 June 2015, 7:30pm
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Proudly supporting Stonewall and Pride In London
Tickets are now on sale via the Lyric Theatre box office, by telephone on 0844 482 9674, or online at FacingEastTheMusical.com
Tickets are priced at £10, £20, £30, £40 and £50 (£50 tickets include a programme)
All ticket prices include a £1 restoration levy
No booking fees apply to tickets purchased direct in person, by telephone or online