Great Again: The Musical at Vault Festival
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Festivals - Musicals - Shows
Following their success at last year's Vault Festival with award-winning Testament, Old Sole Theatre Company return with an entertaining new musical about friendship, adventure and voting for Donald Trump ...
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A New Musical About Friendship, Adventure And Voting For Donald Trump.
It's summer 2016 in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Josh and Kelsey are young conservatives surrounded and silenced by a sea of liberal friends and family.
But politics is changing and a storm of excitement and controversy swirls around a uniquely unlikely candidate: Donald Trump.
When the prospect arises to join the Trump campaign trail, Kelsey and Josh grab the opportunity to make their voices heard and chase the chance for change.
Through rallies, canvassing and catchy chorus numbers, they push for the notion of a nation that belongs to them - a nation for the forgotten America.
Along the road of their fight for something new, Kelsey and Josh become close friends.
However, when doubt, opposition and fanaticism creep in, will their attempt to unite a nation build a wall between them?
This is a journey that will change America as they know it.
About Isla van Tricht
Isla van Tricht is a London-based playwright and lyricist.
Her plays have been produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Above the Arts Theatre, VAULT Festival, RADA Festival and 59E59 Theaters, NY.
Isla also co-founded Shrapnel Theatre, and served as artistic director of the company from 2015-2017.
In June 2017 her VAULT Festival hit, Underground (also shortlisted for the Channel 4 '4Stories' competition), transferred to 59E59 Theaters in New York as part of
their Brits Off-Broadway Festival.
Isla studied at the University of York and RADA.
To date Isla has written 7 plays, Great Again is Isla's first musical.
About Guy Woolf
Guy has composed the music for Sixth Form Romeo, a new musical by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I with Helen Mirren, The Wimbledon Trilogy, Lord of the Flies)
currently in development.
He has acted in musicals and plays across London, Europe and the East Coast of the U.S. in productions including The Merchant of Venice, Children of Eden, Thrill Me, Waiting for Godot amongst others.
He plays Electra Cute in the London-based drag group Denim (sponsored by Mac Cosmetics and Bumble and Bumble; Soho Theatre residency, Arts Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, EdFringe, Glastonbury) and has composed and co-written some of their music.
He runs Raiser Theatre, a theatre company for emerging artists, and has directed projects at the Roundhouse, Tristan Bates and EdFringe for the company.
He is on the Young Members' Committee at Equity and a campaigner about the lack of socioeconomic diversity in the industry.
Next year he will be working with the Roundhouse to develop theatre productions for their young artists.
Old Sole Theatre Company formed in 2014 with aspirations similar to most emerging theatre companies; to create exciting and engaging work.
Since then they have honed their ethics and practice, questioning where they sit on the theatrical spectrum.
And the answer is - they don't.
They evolve with each project.
The work they invest in has greater significance than any fixed company identity or specific avenue of theatre.
They create work with speed and energy, reflecting the pace of the modern world.
Kelsey - Eleanor Jackson
Josh - Jacob Bradford
John - Andy Umerah
Leonard - Alex McMorran
Mom - Rosie Ward
Moma - Natasha Zacher
Author: Isla van Tricht
Composer: Guy Woolf
Director: Joseph Cunningham
Musical direction: Lauren Ronan
Sound: Odinn Hilmarsson
Production: Rebecca Gwyther, Jon Parry, James Neale, Old Sole Theatre Company
London SE1 7NN
24 to 28 January 2018