The opening production @sohoplace will be the New Vic Theatre’s much acclaimed production Marvellous, directed by Theresa Heskins. The New Vic Theatre is the oldest purpose built, in-the-round theatre in the UK and @sohoplace is the first new West End theatre in 50 years, with a flexible, 602-seat auditorium, purpose built and opening in-the-round.
Growing up in the 1950’s in less enlightened times, Neil Baldwin was not expected to be a success. But Neil decided he was destined to do wonderful things and that his life was going to be marvellous. And it is.
He hitchhiked across the country, became a famous clown, got an honorary degree from Keele University, was appointed Stoke City’s legendary kit man, appeared on the Queen’s New Year Honours list and accepted a BAFTA award for the film made about his life. A friend to anyone he meets, he became a local hero and an inspiration to the world. A reminder to us all not to let anything stand in the way of your dreams, just go out and make them happen.
Cast and creative
By: Neil Baldwin and Malcolm Clarke
Director: Theresa Heskins
Cast list: Suzanne Ahmet, Charlie Bence, Gareth Cassidy, Alex Frost, Mike Hugo, Jerone Marsh-Reid and Daniel Murphy
Design: Lis Evans
Lighting: Daniella Beattie
Sound: Paul Groothius