A big welcome, first of all, to the Turbine Theatre, another new theatre created in the bowels of a South London railway arch, like the Union, the Above the Stag and Southwark Playhouse's previous home underneath London Bridge station, amongst others. Though the rumble of trains overhead is an inevitable competing distraction at times, there's ample compensation in the cosy atmosphere that has been created. And like those other venues, it could be another useful home for new musicals... Read more
The Turbine Theatre's inaugural musical will be the London premiere of High Fidelity, a musical based on the British novel by Nick Hornby.
Rob is the thirty-something owner of a London record shop who’s mastered the art of finding rare vinyl and losing girlfriends. Laura just dumped him, and Rob is totally moving on. Hopefully. Well, there’s a chance it could still work out! Could Laura actually be “the one?” Might this turn out to be one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Comebacks Ever?!
While the acclaimed film adaptation of High Fidelity relocated Hornby’s story to Chicago, this new production of the musical will set it back home in London.