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...
Directed by Kwame Kewi-Armah, Cook has adapted Ibsen’s play about a lighthouse-keeper’s daughter, Ellida, who is trapped in a marriage and is enticed when a former lover returns from years of absence.
Joining the previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird as Ellida will be Ellie Bamber (Hilde), Jake Fairbrother (The Stranger), Jim Findley (Ballested), Jonny Holden (Lynstrad), Finbar Lynch (Dr Wangel), Tom McKay (Arnholm), and Helena Wilson (Bolette).
Elinor Cook won the 2013 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and is under commission to the Gate Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre. Her play Out of Love is currently playing in Edinburgh as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout season, and her previous work includes Pilgrims, Ten Weeks and Image of an Unknown Woman and The Girls Guide to Saving The World.
Kwame Kwei-Armah is an associate director at the Donmar Warehouse, and his production of One Night in Miami… was nominated for an Olivier Award earlier this year. His other works include Marley, Beneatha’s Place, and Seize the Day.
The production has designs by Tom Scutt, lighting by Lee Curran, sound designs form Emma Laxton, and music by Michael Bruce.