Interval Productions present new musical Muted, described by Stephen Fry as ‘stunning’ and Mark Shenton (The Stage) as the British equivalent to Rent. Written by Sarah Henley, with music and lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones (Once, Phoenix Theatre; Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre; finalist on ITV’s Superstar) and Tori Allen-Martin, Muted is a story of grief, guilt, self-discovery, forgiveness and the thing we can’t do without – love.
Muted tells the story of teenager Michael Brookman, an exceptional singer whose band is on the brink of stardom. However, after the sudden death of his mother in a hit and run accident, Michael quits the band and stops speaking entirely. Three years on, Michael still hasn’t uttered a word and those around him have no idea what to do. Jake, Michael’s former band mate, is trying to hold everything together as the band’s shot at the big time comes along. But there’s a catch: the record label wants Michael back as the band’s frontman. Lauren, Michael’s ex-girlfriend who is now in a relationship with Jake, attempts to bring Michael back from the edge.
In doing so, long-forgotten feelings are unearthed and uncomfortable truths force their way into the opening. Perhaps some cracks are just too big to paper over.
Playwright Sarah Henley comments, I’m incredibly excited that a full-scale production of Muted is going to be mounted at this ambitious new venue which is perfect for such a character driven, psychological piece. After four years of development I think that Muted feels incredibly raw and real. Interval Productions have always made sure our shows feel like a great night out and The Bunker is definitely keen to do the same – with the bar open before and after the show, the audience will be able to mingle with the cast and join the ever-growing Interval Productions family.
The early workshop version of the show (titled After the Turn) received a Broadway World nomination for Best Fringe or Regional Musical and a What’s on Stage nomination for Best New Musical.
Performance Dates Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Saturday 7th January 2016
Tuesday – Sunday, 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 3pm
Running time 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Twitter @BunkerTheatreUK, @IntervalProds, @mutedmusical
Playwright Sarah Henley
Music and Lyrics Tim Prottey Jones and Tori Allen-Martin
Director Jamie Jackson
Designer Sarah Beaton
Produced by Interval Productions
Michael David Leopold
Teenage Michael Edd Campbell Bird
Lauren Tori Allen-Martin
Jake Jos Slovick
Amanda Helen Hobson
Will Mark Hawkins
Tickets are available priced £22.50 (£18.50 concessions)
Previews are priced at £14
Ten £10 tickets are available at each performance for under 25s
Available from http://bunkertheatre.com/ and 0207 234 0486.