Gothic rock musical Lizzie – UK premiere heads to Greenwich Theatre

lizzieFrederica Teater in association with Aria Entertainment present the UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical, arriving at the Greenwich Theatre next year (22 February to 12 March 2017, press night is 24 February), following a run at Frederica Teater, Denmark in January 2017.

On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend.

Lizzie is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. Lizzie is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. Lizzie is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart.’

Lizzie has music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, with lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner (also book and additional music). There are also additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt.
The show is based on an original concept by Hewitt and Maner.

Frederica Teater artistic director Søren Møller says: “We are thrilled that Lizzie is coming to London. It is an amazing and unique show. Genuine hard-rock combined with exiting storytelling. I am extremely pleased to get a chance to remount this show with an international cast. It is truly original; if you’ve been looking for that kick-ass brilliant rock score, then look no more.”

Katy Lipson from production company Aria Entertainment adds: “I am delighted to be working in collaboration with Søren Møller on bringing this unique and exciting new musical to the UK. It is Aria Entertainment’s mission to focus on supporting new musical theatre and we are excited to be working with Frederica Teater for the first time in what we hope will be a continuing relationship for many years to come.”

Frederica Teater, run by creative producer Søren Møller, is an international acclaimed and award-winning theatre that has specialised in producing and developing new musicals. Danish producer Moller is a member of the Broadway League, and serves as board member at National Alliance for Musical Theatre, New York.

Fredericia has had numerous European and World premieres, amongst which is Disney’s Aladdin The Musical. Fredericia Theatre was one of six places in the world that was selected to produce Aladdin prior to its Broadway run, the only place in Europe before it opened in New York.

Currently Fredericia Teater is producing the new version of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame – The Musical, the first place outside of the US and only the third production in the world.

Casting is to be announced.

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