Birds of Paradise

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When a group of eccentric amateur actors attempt to stage an absurd new musical version of Chekhov's The Seagull, they each end up learning more than just their lines.
Birds of Paradise at Drayton Arms Theatre

Image: Drayton Arms Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Drayton Arms Theatre
Started: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Closed: Saturday 20 May 2017
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (approx)
Age suitability: Not available

Background


A joyful and witty comedy told through heartfelt songs and uplifting music, this UK premiere of Birds of Paradise will charm and delight fans of contemporary musical theatre.


An early work of Winnie Holzman (writer of the book of Wicked), it showcases the comedic talents of one of the genre's most influential authors.


Following the successes of their previous five-star shows at The Drayton Arms with The Baker's Wife and Lucky Stiff, MKEC Productions continue their mission to bring high-quality stagings of lesser-known musicals to the London Fringe.


Synopsis


When a group of eccentric amateur actors attempt to stage an absurd new musical version of Chekhov's The Seagull, they each end up learning more than just their lines.


As rehearsals go on, art starts to imitate life as they all learn valuable lessons in love and acceptance.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
153 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 0LJ

Box office tel: 020 7835 2301

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 2 May 2017

Press night:Friday 5 May 2017

Closes:Saturday 20 May 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:

£12


£10 Early Birds (First Two Weeks)


Cast


Lawrence Wood - Ashley Knight

Andy Wood - Ryan Taylor

Homer - James Kenneth Haughan

Julia - Lottie Johnson

Hope - Elizabeth Chadwick

Dave - Stuart Scott

Marjorie - Victoria Waddington

Stella - Stephanie Lyse


Creatives


Author: Winnie Holzman & David Evans
Composer: David Evans
Lyricist: Winnie Holzman
Director: Marc Kelly
Musical direction: Oli Rew
Lighting: Andy Hill (Technical Manager)
Production: MKEC Productions

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