The London Theatre Workshop, will open on 10th March, led by artistic director Ray Rackham. Located above the Eel Brook pub, the 65 seater space will focus on classic dramas, musicals and new work.
Its opening season includes a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness, a production of Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino’s musical A Catered Affair, and a show celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s love songs, titled Just Another Love Story. A new work exploring the myth of celebrity surrounding Judy Garland will also be staged.
The opening show will be the musical Ordinary Days by US composer Adam Gwon, which runs from 10th to 29th March. Musical direction is by Tom Lees and the cast includes Oliver Watton, who has previously appeared in the West End production of Wicked as Fiyero. Also cast in the show are Marcia Brown, Anton Tweedale and Olga-Marie Pratt.
When Deb loses her most precious possession–the notes to her graduate thesis–she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary.From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days is a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. Ordinary Days follows four New Yorkers as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and belonging. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.
The London Theatre Workshop company was founded in 2012 by creative producer Sarah Shelton and Rackham at the Southern Cross pub in Fulham, now re-named the Eel Brook.
The opening of its new 65-seat studio theatre is the first time it has had its own public performance space.
For more information visit http://londontheatreworkshop.co.uk/
Monday 17th February 2014