With Music by Eli Bolin, Lyrics by Sam Formam, Book by Eli Bolin, Sam Forman & Benjamin Salka – I Sing comes to London this summer for a limited run of 5 performances at The Drayton Arms Theatre on the 13th, 14th, 19th 20th & 21st July at 8pm.
A musical about coming of age in New York City, a hilarious, honest and heart warming musical that centres around five people learning about who they are, love, loss, sex and friendship. There’s the supposed happy couple, the best friend with a secret crush, the fun loving single city girl and her gay best friend questioning his sexuality.
All the characters intertwine and as one character says “everyone knows everyone where ever you go, New York’s the biggest little town I know” Alan is a Jewish boy who tried his hand at showbiz and failed. He recently broke up with his girlfriend and is staying with his friends Nick and Heidi, who he is secretly in love with.
Heidi is the perfect girlfriend but wants more from her stubborn and aloof boyfriend Nick. She’s a real daddy’s girl with body issues and turns to Alan for comfort when her relationship fails and father falls ill.
Nicky is your typical macho guy who loves Heidi but is scared of commitment and bails on the relationship to have a fling with the sex loving hot bar girl Pepper. He has daddy issues and finds it hard to accept he needs to grow up and be an Pepper is the fun loving, sex fuelled, single city girl. She has worked every job from a temp worker to bar girl, to cage dancer and more. She lives with her gay best friend Charlie and uses her body and sexuality to get what she wants in life when deep down she really seeks love.
And Charlie is a single gay guy struggling with his sexuality and thinking he has feelings for his best friend Pepper. He is a trust fund kid and struggles to make real relationships and come to terms with who he really is.
I sing! Is a roller-coaster journey of fun, hilarity and laughs with songs about awkward sex situations, self image issues, and drinking games. But also a heartfelt reflection of relatable issues such as loss, relationship problems, and fear of not finding love.
It is a musical comedy that takes you on a journey with these five characters making you laugh and cry with them as you watch them grow into themselves. It’s Friends and Will & Grace meets the contemporary musical stylings of The Last 5 Years, Ordinary Days and Avenue Q. Filled with comedy songs, power ballads, amazing harmonies and goose bump inducing emotion. Come discover the journey for yourself, you won’t want to miss it.
Director – Glenn Gaunt (@GlennGaunt)
MD – Daniel Jarvis (@DanJarvis_music)
Producer – Jason Rodger (@jason_rodger)
Company – SR Productions
Designer – Michael Long
Heidi – Malindi Freeman (@malindi_freeman)
Pepper – Eleanor Sandars (@Ellie_Sandars)
Nicky – Steffan Lloyd-Evans (@slloydevans)
Charlie – Louie Westwood (@louiewestwood92)
Alan – Daniel Mack Shand (@dannymack88)
Steffan (Nicky) has been a part of the Gilbert & Sullivan opera company in HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury. After which he went on to perform in various musicals and plays including playing Nathan in Guys & Dolls, Reuben in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat UK Tour, Frank in the workshop of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Tom in Postcards, Problems & Penguins and Lee Holins on BBC Wales ‘Pobol Y Cwn’. Most recently he was ensemble and understudy Jesus in the UK tour of Stephen Swartz’s Godspell.
Daniel (Alan) is currently on tour as Danny in Dean Friedman’s musical Smelly Feet after a sold out run at the Leicester Square Theatre. He has played such roles as Malcolm in The Full Monty the Musical, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, Peter Pan & Aladdin in various pantomimes and Smokey in Damn Yankees. He was also recently a part of the new concept album by Dan & Laura Curtis for their musical version of Disney’s Ratatouille.
Eleanor (Pepper) has just finished a UK Tour as Swing and dance captain in Stephen Swartz Godspell. Previous to which she won Panto Factor and starred as Robin Hood at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable. She has also been in various new musicals such as The Hatpin as Harriet Piper, Madison in Lady Luck, Songs for a New World and played Mallory in City of Angels.
Malindi (Heidi) started her career playing roles such as Cathy in The Last Five Years, Eliza in My Fair Lady and Olga in Zanna Don’t at the Bridewell Theatre. As well as musicals she is a big Noel Coward fan having played Amanda in Private Lives at the Quay Theatre. Most recently she has been on tour as Mrs Cratchet in A Christmas Carol and played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz for pantomime.
Louie (Charlie) is a recent graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he played such roles as Roger DuBris in The Producers, Captain Walker in The Who’s Tommy and Demetrius in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. He is also currently on tour as Pete in Dean Friedman’s Smelly Feet after a sold out run at the Leicester Square Theatre and has been in new musicals such as Up From Paradise as Uriel and played Widow Twankey in a UK tour of Aladdin.
Monday 22nd June 2015