Arlene Phillips

Director and choreographer Arlene Phillips is to co-direct the world premiere of 27, a new British rock musical.

27 will run from 8th September to 22nd October in a six-week season at London’s Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone.

The musical has been written by Sam Cassidy (also co-directing) and Matt Wills; casting will be announced shortly.


Orpheus is a would-be rock star-turned-icon whose experiences of fame and notoriety lead him on a journey of unstoppable self-destruction. 

27 features 13 original musical numbers and a cast of 15, and explores the fragility of life and the unwitting connections that bind people together.

You can watch the official trailer for 27 below:

Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips said: “I love working on projects that shout out ‘we are different’. Working on the fringe of the arts which I have been doing more of in these last couple of years I find really exciting.

27 has a powerful and emotional message that evokes so many memories… it is a musical that could connect to so many people of different ages.”

Arlene Phillips credits as a director include Saturday Night Fever, Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar, Lord of the Dance, Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

As a choreographer she’s worked on Jackie the Musical, Starlight Express, Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, and We Will Rock You, amongst others.

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