The world premiere of Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will run at the St James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on 28 July.
The book for this new musical is by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott, who is also directing. Dyer has also written the lyrics and music with co-writers Philip Cohen, Vince Hudson, Fred Johanson, Clayton Moss, Sara Eker Peller, Mark Street and Adrian Wyatt.
Exposure The Musical has a unique partnership with Getty Images, enabling the production to feature iconic and compelling imagery from one of the world’s most remarkable collections. Matthew Butson, vice president of Getty Images Archive, says: “Imagery is the universal language of our time and Getty Images believes that pictures have the power to move the world. We are thrilled to partner with Exposure and we are extremely excited at the prospect of our imagery being used – both creatively and innovatively – within a theatrical setting.”
Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will have set and video design by Timothy Bird, costume design by Carla Goodman, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison, musical direction by Mark Collins and casting by Anne Vosser. Casting for Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will be announced shortly.
Young photographer Jimmy Tucker faces the biggest and most exciting challenge of his life when a stranger commissions him to find and shoot the seven deadly sins alive and kicking in modern London.
But in a break-neck race through the night, a series of extraordinary encounters involving girlfriends, family history and the intoxicating cult of celebrity begin to reveal that there’s a whole lot more at stake than just money.
Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens is produced by Camera Theatre Productions Ltd.
Mike Dyer (book, lyrics and music) has extensive experience in the music industry both as a performer and writer. He has toured the world as a singer with his own bands Tokyo and Rhode Island Red, performing with world class acts. As a writer he has worked with star names including Diana Ross, Huey Lewis and Eric Clapton. He played the Narrator in the multi award-winning musical Blood Brothers, with further stage work including Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate/Caiaphas) and Notre Dame de Paris (Frollo/ Quasimodo). Dyer is also known for playing Casey Hogan in EastEnders.
Phil Willmott (director/dramaturg) is an award-winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, librettist, teacher, dramaturg, arts journalist and actor. He has worked in theatres across the world including notable productions at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, the National Theatre Studio, Nottingham Playhouse, in the West End and for ten years as an associate artist at BAC. He is artistic director of his own theatre company, The Steam Industry (incorporating The Finborough Theatre and The Scoop amphitheatre on the South Bank).