The musical Teddy is due to run at The Vaults in Waterloo next year, following a national tour. Written by Tristan Bernays, with music by Dougal Irvine, Teddy is set in the aftermath of the Blitz and tells the story of teenagers Teddy and Josie who are on a night out together. The musical features an original score, as well as hits from the 1950s performed by a live band, Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts.
Elephant and Castle, London. 1956. Saturday night.
Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quiffed. Red lipstick. Dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it’s pouring down, they’re totally skint, and someone wants them dead? A little trouble never stopped a Ted from having a good time. Desperate times call for rock ‘n’ roll.
From the writer-director team behind Boudica at the Globe and Frankenstein at The Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall in London comes Teddy,an award-winning, punchy new musical that races through the dark and damaged world of post-war London: a brand new Britain bombed to bits by the Blitz, belts tight with austerity, but ripe and ready for revolution.
With electrifying original songs influenced by hits from the 1950s performed by the on-stage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts, Teddy is the ultimate story of rebellious youth and the birth of a new musical era. Bursting with the energy of a live gig, this is theatre that leaves you on a high and jiving all the way home.
Please note: Suitable for Ages 12+. Parental Guidance. Contains adult language.
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