A first look at new British musical From Here in rehearsals has been revealed.
The new piece written by Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland will run from 1 July to 7 August at Chiswick Playhouse with tickets on sale here.
Grace Mouat (Six, & Juliet, Hair) and Andrew Patrick-Walker (Bat Out of Hell, Brooklyn, Hair) lead the cast of the new musical.
They’ll be joined by Nicola Espallardo (The Pirate Queen, Les Misérables, Working) and Aidan Harkins (The Pirate Queen, The Importance of Being Earnest, Closer to Heaven).
The production will be directed by Annabelle Hollingdale (Resident Director: Spring Awakening, Assistant Director: Heathers).
A synopsis for the musical shares: “This incredible world premiere considers where we might just find ourselves in five years.
“Do we long more for a happy ending or for a new beginning? From Here: A New British Musical explores how reaching for the end of one chapter, or the beginning of the next, may not always provide us with the results we expect. From struggling to find friends in a school playground, to first dates, to learning to live again after finding yourself alone, these often musically
interwoven stories tell of characters trying to decide whether to run headfirst into trying again or whether to stay put and hold fast.
“From new writers Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland, this contemporary song-cycle is a poetically conversational guide. From Here offers the perfect opportunity for audiences to reflect on where they are and where they’re going. And as we navigate out of a pandemic, it offers a chance to appreciate the middle of a moment too. ”
Lucy Ireland commented: “The characters and the themes in the show all look at different situations and how the characters deal with them personally. We go on a journey with each individual and see how they process their situation and decide to act upon it.
“This show is timely and relevant to our current situation, but will be timeless in the years to come and therefore suitable for all.”
From Here: A New British Musical plays Chiswick Playhouse 1 July to 7 August 2021. Get tickets here.