New musical gets development workshop

London theatre news: Wednesday 23 September 2020


Theatre company Pint of Wine reveals an all star cast for a fully-staged development workshop for new musical 'P.S. I’m A Terrible Person'.
Graphic image for P.S. I'm A Terrible Person - a new musical in development

Graphic design by Daniel Penfold

A new musical about addiction will get a three-week development workshop from Pint of Wine Theatre Company.

Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke's dark comedy, P.S.I'm A Terrible Person, views addiction through the eyes of 16-year-old, Martha Weiss, promoting a frank, much-needed conversation about disordered eating via the high-octane energy of a modern musical.

Based on real life events, the show dives head first into Martha's world, experiencing addictive rituals and NHS wards through her musical theatre-tinted spectacles.

The show is described as a big, energetic production that forces us to confront our own relationships with the best/worst parts of ourselves.

Two invitation-only performances will be held 22 and 23 October at 7-30pm at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone.


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The announced principal casting includes ...

Nicole Raquel Dennis (Alana Beck in 'Dear Even Hansen', Noel Coward theatre; Effie White, 'Dreamgirls', Savoy; 'The Voice', ITV)

Piers Bate (understudy Dr.Jim Pomatter in 'Waitress', Adelphi)

Charlotte Vaughan (1st Understudy Carlotta in 'The Phantom of the Opera', Her Majesty's), Lewis Cornay (Elder Cross, 'The Book of Mormon', Prince of Wales)

Lottie Johnson (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee', Drayton Arms)

and the show's book writer Francesca Forristal as Martha Weiss.

The rest of the cast features ...

David Birch ('Half A Sixpence', Noel Coward Theatre; 'Groundhog Day', Old Vic)

Ricardo Castro ('Come From Away', Phoenix Theatre; 'Motown: The Musical', Shaftsbury Theatre)

Matthew Cavendish ('The Play Goes Wrong', Broadway; 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong', Apollo Theatre and UK Tour)

India Chadwick

Phoebe Ellabani ('Peter Pan Goes Wrong', UK Tour)

Kerri Norville ('& Juliet', Shaftsbury Theatre)

Bethany Weaver ('Broken Wings', International Tour) and

Natalie Moore Williams ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).


Director - Ali James

Choreographer - Lucie Pankhurst

Musical Director - Joe Bunker

Costume Designer - Zahra Mansouri

Sound and Video Designer - Adrian Jeakins

Sound Designer - Max Hunter

Lighting Designer - Francis Clegg


The Cockpit

Gateforth Street

London NW8 8EH


Two invitation-only performances will be presented on 22 and 23 October at 7:30pm


Pint of Wine Theatre Company

The Cockpit

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