Andy Fickman is to direct new British musical Halls with plans for a London debut in 2021.
With music and lyrics by George Stroud and Jennifer Harrison, Halls follows eight, first year, university students from all different backgrounds and upbringings who are brought together when they’re allocated the same flat in their Halls of Residence.
The musical follows the students over the highs and lows of their first year at University.
Andy Fickman, who previously helmed Heathers: The Musical, has signed on to direct the project.
An online reading took place in November featuring Sophie Isaacs (Heathers, SIX), Olivia Moore (Waitress, Heathers), Grace Mouat (SIX, &Juliet), Millie O’Connell (Be More Chill, SIX), Felipe Pacheco (Frantic Assembly), Alex Tranter (&Juliet, Eugenius), Ivano Turco (Arts Ed 2020 Graduate) and Layton Williams (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Rent).
Andy Fickman said: “This is a show about hope, about starting a new chapter and having new opportunities. Halls celebrates both our differences and what unites us, and I believe it is a show that people will need to see after this crazy year.
“It is a story that will make people laugh and cry and I cannot wait to bring this new musical to the stage. Thank you so much to our incredible cast who helped us out today, we are so grateful to y’all.”
Writers, Harrison and Stroud added that they are “incredibly fortunate to be working with someone as established and talented as Andy. It is a dream come true for us. We have been very lucky to have been supported by amazing people ever since we started writing the show, and want to thank every single person who has helped us so far.”
The show plans to make its debut in London in 2021 with dates, venue and full creative team to be confirmed.
Earlier this year a first listen to the musical was revealed as a number of West End stars got together to showcase the opening number ‘Flat 15B’.
For more information, visit HallsTheMusical.com