New Musical ShellShock to play Waterloo East Theatre
ShellShock, a new British musical, written and produced by Tim Thomas, will premiere at the Waterloo East Theatre, next to Waterloo Station in Central London. Previews begin on Tuesday 8 April, with an Opening Night scheduled for 10 April and the run concluding on Saturday 19 April 2014.
ShellShock is set in '1975. Britain is fighting a secret desert war. A soldier returns traumatised by his experiences. His wife and daughter struggle to come to terms with his despair. As an escape his little girl remembers how he used to be, the perfect Dad, big and strong, hilarious and wild. It is very much about her, about growing up and seeing the world in all its complexity.
World War 1 started a century ago and ShellShock is one of the world-wide events which will commemorate those shattering hostilities. The story of the musical was inspired by a conversation between the writer, Tim Thomas and his grandmother when he was just a small boy. Like all of her generation she endured that terrible time and he was transfixed by the tale of hope that she told.'
ShellShock will be directed by Matthew Gould and has a total of fourteen original songs, with musical direction by David Keefe.