Where and when: 13th-15th May @ The Cockpit Theatre
What it’s all about… Set after the events of 9/11, Ordinary Days encapsulates the breadth and life of New York City in all its art forms; following the path of 4 New Yorkers as they search for fulfilment, acceptance, happiness and escapism. When optimistic Warren finds Deb’s notes for her grad thesis, they unknowingly kickstart a chain of events that not only change their lives, but the lives of fellow New Yorkers Jason and Claire forever.
Ordinary Days is a musical like no other, with complex interconnected songs and a thrilling tale that makes the ordinary lives of us all feel more and more extraordinary by the end of the show.
You’ll like it if… you love nitty gritty acting through song and the hustle and bustle of New York City all wrapped into one! Ordinary Days is known for its complex score and heart wrenching lyrics. Plus every character is relatable in some way, so it places a firm connection with the audience right from the get go!
You should see it because… Julie Atherton (Director) commented, “It’s beautifully poignant and at times really funny. Adam Gwon’s music has a way of sneaking up on you and tugging at your heart strings. This show holds a special place in my heart after working on the original London production so revisiting as Director is a real privilege.”
Anything else we should know…: Starring West End leading man Noah Thomas to play Warren (Jamie – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Jonathan Carlton (Pippin/Kinky Boots) to play Jason, Laura Dawn Pyatt (BBC/Bat Out Of Hell) to play Claire, Hannah Turner (TV: The Chelsea Cowboy) to play Deb, alongside f/m alternates Sarah Drake and Dean Makowski Clayton (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens).
This exciting Off-West End revival is directed by Julie Atherton who originated the role of Claire in the original London Production at Trafalgar Studios. Working alongside Atherton is Musical Director and Offies Award Winner Ben Levy (Best Musical Direction for Godspell/ BBC – White Handkerchief), casting by Benjamin Dywer at Blue Elephant Casting, lighting design by Domino Mannheim, sound design by Nim Green, set design by Bob Sterrett and produced by Scatter Productions. The musical is completely sung through, consisting of 21 songs to transport you for an hour of storytelling at its finest.
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