Indie rock band Noah and the Whale’s former frontman Charlie Fink will return to London’s Old Vic to premiere his second new theatre production next month ahead of a UK tour.
Following on from the Olivier-nominated production of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax which debuted at The Old Vic in 2015, songwriter Fink has once again joined forces with multi award-winning playwright David Greig to create Cover My Tracks.
Under the direction by Max Webster, the show which intertwines music and theatre will play The Old Vic from 5 to 17 June before embarking on a tour of venues and festivals across the country beginning in July.
The production will be staged at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk and the Galway Arts Festival in July, before playing Salford’s Lowry Quays Theatre; The Lantern Colston Hall, Bristol; The Apex, Bury St Edmunds; The Stables, Milton Keynes in September; and The Capitol Theatre, Horsham in October.
A two-hander starring Fink and Jade Anouka (Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar Warehouse), Cover My Tracks tells the story of an idealistic young songwriter attempting to write a 21st century pop masterpiece. When he suddenly vanishes without a trace his personal songbook could be the key to solving the mystery of his disappearance.
The theatrical production premieres alongside the release (on 2 June) of Fink’s debut solo album also entitled ‘Cover My Tracks’ which features studio arrangements of the music heard in the show with string arrangements by Trey Pollard (Natalie Prass, Matthew White), folk rock trio The Staves on backing vocals, and classical guitarist Laura Snowden.