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Musical Teddy to run at The Vaults after national tour
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.
Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the piece is produced by the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, which is where the tour starts in January. The show comes to The Vaults in London from 29th March to 5th May.
Teddy first ran at Southwark Playhouse in 2015. The Watermill Theatre production will have musical direction by Harrison White, set design by Max Dorey, lighting design by Christopher Nairne, sound design by Max Pappenheim and costume design by Holly Rose Henshaw.
Tristan Bernays’ previous work includes The Bread & The Beer, which transferred to Soho Theatre following a run in Edinburgh, and Boudica, which was performed at Shakespeare's Globe last month. Dougal Irvine is an associate artist at Curve Theatre in Leicester, and has previously worked on The Other School (St James Theatre), In Touch (Bridewell Theatre) and Departure Lounge (Waterloo East).
Casting for the musical is yet to be announced.
Teddy will run at The Vaults from 29th March to 5th May following a UK tour.