The latest from the team behind the hit Loserville, the country-tinged Out There, will play the London’s Union Theatre later this month.
An original tale from the writing partnership of Busted’s James Bourne and Elliot Davis will run from 21 September until 8 October.
Directed by Michael Burgen, the cast includes Dave Willetts, Luke Street, Neil Moors, Imelda Warren-Green, Melissa Veszi, Adam Pettit, Rhys Owens, Jodee Conrad, Melissa Bayern, Thea Jo Wolfe and Shane Gibb.
Revealing the inspiration for the show Davis said: “After writing Loserville, James and I wanted to write something different. We both love country music and at the time James was writing in Nashville which became the inspiration for the sound world in which we have set our story.
“At the same time I had been inspired by the first ten minutes of Pixar’s Up and also a chance re-watching of the classic On Golden Pond. I had an idea to tell a story about a family and the circularity of dysfunction told through the male line of three generations. This, together with mine and James’ love of sci-fi, was the beginnings of the story structure for Out There.
“Musicals conventionally rely on source material as a creative launching pad but both James and I wanted to explore musical theatre as a creative medium in itself for telling original stories. Loserville, Out There and (our) new recently showcased Busted Musical are all original tales (all of which have been showcased with Jon Bromwich and the phenomenal team at YMT:UK).”
The Union Production will feature musical direction by Joe Louis Robinson, choreography by Lisa Mathieson, lighting design by Iain Dennis, set designs by Nik Corrall, and costume designs by Zoe Engerer. Out There will be produced by The Union’s artistic director Sasha Regan.
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