It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
"Blackbird" with Roger Allam & Jodhi May at Albery from 7 Feb 2006
Commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival where it received its world premiere earlier this year, Blackbird by David Harrower, starring Roger Allam (Ray ) & Jodhi May (Una), will transfer to the West End's Albery Theatre opening 13 Feb 2006, following previews from 7 Feb - booking to 13 May 2006
Tickets are now on sale!!
It is directed by Peter Stein, designed by Ferdinand Wogerbauer, lighting by Japhy Weideman, costumes by Moidele Bickel, sound by Ferdinando Nicci, and produced in the West End by MJE Productions.
Two people had a relationship, now they meet 15 years on. Ray has made a new life for himself, he has a new identity, he didn't think he could be found. Una has thought of nothing else, and on finding a photo of him sets out to find Ray with shattering consequences.
Roger Allam is currently starring in "Aladdin" at the Old vic, which he also starred in last Christmas. His other London stage credits includes: "Democracy" at the Cottesloe, Lyttelton and Wyndham's Theatres in 2003/4; "What the Night Is For" at the Comedy in 2002/03; "Privates on Parade" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2001/02;"Albert Speer" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2000; "Summerfolk" at the Olivier, NT in 1999 & 2000; "Troilus and Cressida" and "Money" at the Olivier, NT in 1999; "The Learned Ladies" for the RSC at the Barbican Pit in 1996/7; "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Old Vic in 1995; "Arcadia" at the Haymarket in 1994.
Jodhi May's London stage credits include "The Talking Cure" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2002 & "Platonov" at the Almeida in 2001.Her television work includes Tipping The Velvet, Daniel Deronda and The Other Boylen Girl. In the new year she stars opposite Damian Lewis in Stephen Poliakoff's Friends and Crocodiles for BBC1. Her film work includes Last of The Mohicans, The House of Mirth and On A Clear Day.