The Cereal Café at The Other Palace
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Musicals - Shows - Workshops
A new British musical, The Cereal Café, inspired by the opening of the Cereal Killer Café in East London and the Shoreditch riots of 2015, is to get its world premiere at The Other Palace.
Image courtesy The Other Palace
New British musical, The Cereal Café, inspired by the opening of the Cereal Killer Café in East London and the Shoreditch riots of 2015, is to get its world premiere at The Other Palace in a limited workshop production from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March.
This fictional story, inspired by a café which became the focal point of the Shoreditch anti-gentrification riots of 2015, explores how people with conflicting views can come together in very unlikely places during the most challenging of times.
Here's a preview of a song - 'London is Falling' - from the show ...
Jacob Dorrell, the show's creator, said ...
"The Cereal Café is a story set in a neighbourhood experiencing rapid re-development, so it addresses issues affecting many inner city areas around the UK.
It's a real collision of light and dark, where subjects so far apart all somehow come together.
This is reflected in the show's sound-world, mixing musical theatre, pop, rock and cinema."
Here's the cast ...
Cast (l to r - top row): Norma Atallah (Follies), Fanta Barrie (Songlines), Thomas Grant (The Dreamers), Rosalind James (Bat Out of Hell), Julie Legrand (An American In Paris)
(Lower row: Harveen Mann (Bend It Like Beckham); Minal Patel (Aspects of Love), Keith Ramsay (The Keith Kat Klub), Howard Samuels (The Glenn Miller Story), Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Dreamgirls).
An extraordinary café is opening on the vibrant streets of East London.
Based on the childhood fantasies of two young brothers, its presence will result in unimaginable consequences.
In a threatened neighbourhood, fighting to survive, something so simple as cereal will divide the community.
Inspired by the Cereal Killer Café and the Shoreditch riots of 2015, this musical is based on a remarkable true story.
This is a limited workshop run.
Author: Jacob Dorrell and Tom Ling
Composer: Adam Dickinson
Lyricist: Jacob Dorrell and Tom Ling
Director: Victoria Gimby
Musical direction: Jack Blume
Sound: Max Hunter
Production: Jacob Dorrell
From: Thursday 28 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019
ActDrop full listing for The Cereal Café