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Muted, a new British musical to run at The Bunker Theatre this Christmas
First musical in this new performance venue announced.
Interval Productions have announced that they will present Muted, a new British musical at The Bunker, a new fringe theatre space in Southwark, south London, for the Christmas season from 7 December to 7 January 2017, with an official opening on 9 December 2016.
Previously known as 'After the Turn', Muted is written by Sarah Henley, with music and lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen-Martin, and is described as a story of grief, guilt, self-discovery, forgiveness and the thing we can’t do without - love.
"Muted tells the story of teenager Michael Brookman, an exceptional singer whose band is on the brink of stardom. However, after the sudden death of his mother in a hit and run accident, Michael quits the band and stops speaking entirely. Three years on, Michael still hasn’t uttered a word and those around him have no idea what to do. Jake, Michael’s former band mate, is trying to hold everything together as the band’s shot at the big time comes along. But there’s a catch: the record label wants Michael back as the band’s frontman. Lauren, Michael’s ex-girlfriend who is now in a relationship with Jake, attempts to bring Michael back from the edge. In doing so, long-forgotten feelings are unearthed and uncomfortable truths force their way into the opening. Perhaps some cracks are just too big to paper over."
The cast for the new London production will include Tori Allen-Martin, Edd Campbell Bird, David Leopold, Jos Slovick and Helen Hobson. It will be directed by Jamie Jackson with designs by Sarah Beaton.
Interval Productions focuses on new writing, new talent, collaboration - and a family feel. Founded in 2009 by Tori Allen-Martin, Interval Productions believe in getting new work on its feet, giving creatives a chance to try things out, allowing actors a chance to make their mark on new characters and offering audience a chance to see it all from the beginning – to be there to witness the piece as it grows. The company are running a Kickstarter to help fund the new production of Muted. <p>
Tickets for the London run are now on sale.