The Beautiful Game Revived at the Union Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2000 musical The Beautiful Game is to be revived for the first time at the Union Theatre in Southwark, South London from 3 April - 3 May 2014.
Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by comedian Ben Elton, this musical love story is set against the troubles in Northern Ireland and focuses on a divided community trying to share their mutual love of the beautiful game. The musical originally opened in Sep 2000 at the Cambridge Theatre, where it ran for over a year. The show has since been revived in Northern Ireland and Canada under the title 'The Boys in the Photograph', but the Union Theatre production will be the first London revival of the original show.
The Beautiful Game will star Niamh Perry in the role of Mary. Perry came to the attention of Lloyd Webber during the BBC talent show 'I'd Do Anything' and she went on to create the role of Fleck in the Lord's 2009 musical 'Love Never Dies'. She has since been seen in the West End production of 'Mamma Mia!' along with the recent revival of 'Taboo' at the Brixton Clubhouse. She will be joined by Ben Kerr as John, Stephen Barry as Del, Daniella Bowen as Christine, Freddie Rogers as Thomas, Will Jeffs as Daniel, Alan McHale as Ginger, Natalie Douglas as Bernadette and Carl McCrystal as Father O’Donnell.
This revival production is directed by Lotte Wakeham, with choreography by Tim Jackson and musical direction by Ben Holder, and is produced by Kylie Vilcins on behalf of Paul Taylor Mills Ltd.