Ordinary Days at London Theatre Workshop
London Theatre Workshop presents Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon, as part of the inaugural season of the London Theatre Workshop, located above the Eel Brook Bar and Brasserie in West London.
This brand new studio space officially opens on 10 March 2014 with Adam Gwon's chamber musical 'Ordinary Days' which runs at the venue until 29 March 2014. Located at 65 New Kings Road, SW6 4SG, the venue is described as a "65 seat boutique theatre in the heart of Fulham".
Ordinary Days had its London premiere in 2008 at the Finborough Theatre, and was later presented at Trafalgar Studios 2 in 2011. The musical is set in New York City and follows the lives of four characters - Claire, Jason, Warren and Deb who find themselves connecting with each other in remarkable ways. Their angst, frustrations and search for love lead them down separate paths that eventually collide.
This new production is directed by Artistic Director of the London Theatre Workshop Ray Rackham, who has been instrumental in the creation and development of the venue. As director, he presented the professional London revival of Sondheim's 'Assassins' at the Pleasance Theatre, alongside the Brighton Fringe Award winning revue 'Just Another Love Story'. The cast includes Oliver Watton who became popular in Channel 4's soap 'Hollyoaks', and has previously played the role of Fiyero in 'Wicked' at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. He is joined by Anton Tweedale, Olga-Marie Pratt and Marcia Brown.
The London Theatre Workshop officially formed in 2013, and aims to "reappraise classic drama" and "reimagine" musical theatre. The company are currently in residence at the Drayton Arms Theatre with a production of Four by Ten. Ordinary Days will open the new season, and will be followed later in the year with productions of Eugene O’Neill play Ah, Wilderness and the UK professional premier of Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino’s Broadway musical A Catered Affair.