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Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard to star in new musical Heaven on Earth
Cast announced for new Biblical musical
West End favourites Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard will star in a new musical arena tour Heaven on Earth which will tour the UK and run at The SSE Arena, Wembley Area from 9 to 12 May 2018.
Telling the story of Adam and Eve, this new musical is produced by Eden International Productions and journeys back to the very beginning of time, showcasing the Garden of Eden in all its magnificent glory along with fire, water and animatronics.
Book writer, composer and lyricist Sara Jeffs is originally from Jewett City, Connecticut, USA but now lives in Nottinghamshire, UK. She said of the news: “This brand new musical, and its original emotive songs, will resonate with people of all ages and backgrounds, and stay with the audience long after they view this thrilling and visual treat of a production. The story of Adam and Eve is the oldest and greatest story ever told and whether you are someone with faith or someone who just enjoys the theatre and a great show this will appeal to you.”
Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard will play Adam and Eve, with Russell Watson playing the Voice of God.
Orchestrator Geoff Alexander has worked on over 100 films including 'Notting Hill', 'The Remains of the Day' and the 'Harry Potter' films, as well as Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Director and choreographer Racky Plews has previously worked on Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour), Footloose (UK Tour and West End 2017), Shout! The Mod Musical (UK Tour) and American Idiot (West End and UK Tour).
The arena production will be directed by Racky Plews and features stage design by Jacqueline Pyle and lighting design by James Bawn.
The UK tour begins on 4 December 2017 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, before travelling to Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Liverpool and Exeter.