Casting has been announced for the first musical to be staged at the new theatre in Battersea the Turbine Theatre, High Fidelity based on the novel by Nick Hornby. The musical, based on Hornby’s 1995 novel about a record shop owner whose girlfriend leaves him leads him to get in touch with former partners. It was adapted into a musical for Broadway in 2006 with a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green.
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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.
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A musical based on the Nick Hornby novel High Fidelity is to get its UK premiere as the first musical to run at the new Turbine Theatre in Battersea. Written by David, Lindsey-Abaire with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green, the 1995 novel tells the story of Rob Fleming, a record shop owner in his 30s whose girlfriend has left him. This prompts him to get in touch with his former partners and examine the failures of past relationships.