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First look photos of new British musical From Here at Chiswick Playhouse

Cast, From Here, photo Lucy Gray (01)

First look production photos from new British musical From Here have been released.

The new piece is written by Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland and is currently running at Chiswick Playhouse through to 7 August with tickets available here.

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The cast features Grace Mouat (Six, & Juliet, Hair) and Andrew Patrick-Walker (Bat Out of Hell, Brooklyn, Hair).

Cast, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Cast, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Aidan Harkins, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Aidan Harkins, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Andrew Patrick-Walker and Grace Mouat, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Andrew Patrick-Walker and Grace Mouat, From Here, photo Lucy Gray

They’re 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 show is directed by Annabelle Hollingdale with set and costume design by Jessica Staton and lighting design. The producer is Dominic Gray of Red Piano Productions and casting is by Sarah Goggin for Harry Blumenau Casting.

A synopsis for the musical reveals: “This incredible world premiere considers where we might just find ourselves in five years.

Nicola Espallardo, Grace Mouat, From Here, photo Lucy Gray (11)
Nicola Espallardo, Grace Mouat, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Grace Mouat, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Grace Mouat, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Andrew Patrick-Walker, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Andrew Patrick-Walker, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Aidan Harkins and Nicola Espallardo, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Aidan Harkins and Nicola Espallardo, From Here, photo Lucy Gray

“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. ”

Nicola Espallardo, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Aidan Harkins, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Aidan Harkins, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Cast, From Here, photo Lucy Gray
Cast, From Here, photo Lucy Gray

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 at Chiswick Playhouse to 7 August 2021. Get tickets here.

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