Bumblescratch: new musical comes to West End

Date Posted: 27/05/2016

For one night only this September, new musical comedy Bumblescratch will play at the Adelphi Theatre in London, in aid of charity.

On Sunday 4th September groups can attend the gala charity concert of Robert J. Sherman’s Bumblescratch.

The performance will also form part of the commemorations for the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which occurred between the 2nd and 5th September in 1966 and devastated the capital city.

Set in London during the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666, Bumblescratch is told from the perspective of a demented, lascivious plague rat called Melbourne Bumblescratch, who demonstrates his twisted love affair with the ancient city through his gruesome tales.

The performance will be in aid of Variety, the Children’s Charity, which works on the premise that neither disability nor disadvantage should prevent a child from realising his or her potential.

The charity, which set up its UK division in 1949, has raised over £200 million and supported more than 800,000 children affected by ill-health, disadvantage and disability.

Bumblescratch has music, lyrics and book by Robert J. Sherman, the son and nephew of songwriters Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, respectively, who were behind the film scores of Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book.

The musical comedy previously had a workshop presentation at London’s Network Theatre in 2013.

That performance included Olivier Award winner Paul Baker, as well as Sebastian Croft, who is currently starring in TV show Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful and will help promote the West End production at West End Live in Trafalgar Square next month on 18th and 19th June.

Casting for the musical on the West End is to be announced shortly.

For more information visit bumblescratch.com.

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