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New Gothic Rock musical Lizzie has UK Premiere at the Greenwich Theatre
The UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical comes to Greenwich Theatre.
Frederica Teater in association with Aria Entertainment have announced that they will present the UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical at the Greenwich Theatre from 22 February to 12 March 2017, with an official opening on 24 February 2017.
With music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner and book by Tim Maner, Lizzie is based on an original concept by Alan Stevens Hewitt and Tim Maner. This new production comes to London following a run at the Frederica Teater, Denmark in January 2017.
"On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend. Lizzie is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. Lizzie is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. Lizzie is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart."
The production will be directed by Victoria Bussert with orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt. Casting is to be announced.
Frederica Teater Artistic Director Søren Møller said of the news: “We are thrilled that Lizzie is coming to London. It is an amazing and unique show. Genuine hard-rock combined with exiting story-telling. I am extremely pleased to get a chance to remount this show with an international cast. It is truly original; if you’ve been looking for that kick-ass brilliant rock score, then look no more.”
Tickets for the production are now on sale.