The Faustian myth is a well-worn trope of musical theatre, from George Abbott and Douglass Wallop's Damn Yankees (1955) to the recent new British musical Exposure at the St James Theatre. Pacts with the devil, or a figure thereof, provide ample dramatic function for a rise and fall narrative to attach itself to, whether that be baseball or, in the case of 27 “the rise of a falling star”, a frank and brutal look at the music industry and the untimely death of various historical... Read more
New musical 27 is described as a "modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity’s oldest stories."
27, featuring 13 musical numbers and a cast of 15, is a shattering exploration of the fragility of life and the unwitting connections that bind us together. This rock musical with original lyrics and score serves up songs to die for and killer guitar riffs and will take you somewhere you probably didn’t think existed anymore.
Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain, Morrison and Winehouse: all music legends whose lives were tragically cut short at 27.
Orpheus is a would-be rock star turned icon whose experiences of fame and notoriety lead him on a journey of unstoppable self-destruction. Another name for the list. At the tender age of 27. Another star, extinguished...