Wednesday, February 24
Lauren Samuels will join Olivier Award winner George Maguire in the cast of the world premiere production of new musical The Buskers Opera which will open at the Park Theatre on 28th April and play until 4th June (press night 5th May)
The Buskers Opera is a a brand new musical by Dougal Irvine (Departure Lounge, The Snow Queen, Britain’s Got Bhangra) which will be directed by Lotte Wakeham (Matilda, Sweet Charity, The Other School by Dougal Irvine), with musical direction by Sean Green, lighting design is by Christopher Nairne and sound design by Andy Graham, musical staging and choreography by Lucie Pankhurst.
It is set in London, 2012: the night before the Opening Ceremony. A group of street performers called 'the 99percenters,' gather in protest against the over-priced, corporate games. Among them is Macheath, satirist and ladies' man, whose razor sharp wit is slashing chunks out of the Mayor's reputation. Powerful figures are watching. With the ever influential media 24/7 capital punishment has found a new method of delivery
Olivier Award-winning George Maguire (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical Award for his performance as Dave Davies in The Kinks’ musical Sunny Afternoon) plays Macheath, and Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, Grease, We Will Rock You) is Polly Peachum. Other cast members include Natasha Cotriall (Into The Woods, Future Conditional) as Lucy Lockitt, John McCrea as Flitch, Maimuna Memon as Jenny Diver / Dissenter / Beggar and Giovanna Ryan as Susan / Beggar / Dissenter.
Tickets for the Buskers Opera