Presented by BB-Arts & Two Doors Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Starring Ben Gerrard as Patrick Bateman, Blake Appelqvist, Erin Clare, Shannon Dooley, Eric James Gravolin, Amy Hack, Loren Hunter, Julian Kuo, Kristina McNamara, Liam Nunan, Daniel Raso
Director Alexander Berlage Musical Director Andrew Worboys Choreographer Yvette Lee Set Designer Isabel Hudson Costume Designer Mason Browne Associate Lighting Designer James Wallis Sound Designer Nicholas Walker Associate Director Danielle Maas Stage Manager Brooke Verburg Stage Manager Lauren Tulloh Assistant Stage Manager Michael Clark Associate Designer Emma White
Produced by BB Arts Entertainment & Two Doors Productions Presented by special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Presented by Luckiest Productions and Hayes Theatre Co
Starring Erin Clare, Andrew Coshan, Georgina Hopson, Evan Lever, Ava Madon, Vidya Makan, Elise McCann, Ainsley Melham, Tiarne Sue Yek, Aaron Tsindos
Director Dean Bryant Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth Musical Director Andrew Worboys Set Designer Jeremy Allen Costume Designer Melanie Liertz Lighting Designer Veronique Bennett Video & Sound Designer Dave Bergman Directorial Assistant Manali Datar Stage Manager Daniel Cottier Assistant Stage Manager Emma Squires
Hotter than Hamilton, cooler than Come From Away, Merrily We Roll Along is the just the ticket to verily roll away those lock-down blues.
Musical direction by Andrew Worboys has the compact simplicity of five musicians who emulate the big Broadway band sound while balancing the intimacy of a tight jazz quintet, at a volume that enhances rather than upstages the actors.
Musical direction for the production is brilliantly harnessed by Andrew Worboys, who knows exactly how to make everything shine and sparkle, for a welcome return to communal entertainment after many months of sustained isolation. In the many instances when one becomes painfully aware of the unbearable flimsiness of the characters in “Merrily We Roll Along”, there is always Worboys’ omnipotent work to return to, for something to properly sink our teeth into.
Featuring original songs and an adapted script by Laura Murphy, The Lovers is a fresh and magical pop-infused reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Oberon and Puck have devoted centuries trying to craft the perfect happy ending. However, as they look out over an increasingly disconnected world where would-be lovers are afraid to ‘catch feels’ and the path to romance is always one swipe away, Oberon fears there will be no more happily-ever-afters.
Until one day, they happen upon four young lovers.
Directed by Shaun Rennie (Rent, Baby Doll) with a superb cast, a live four-piece band led by Andrew Worboys, and an irresistibly infectious score, The Lovers is a heart-warming and hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved story that explores the magic and mishaps of romantic love.