2023-11-29T12:44:00Z By Grumpy Group Organiser
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 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.
GTOs should visit tickets.thecockpit.org.uk for group bookings.
For further information visit www.27-london.com.