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The Union Theatre in Southwark, south London, have announced that the first production in their new venue will be a revival of their 2012 production of The Fix by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe which will run from 13 July to 6 August 2016, with an official opening on 15 July.
Presented by Atomicus Entertainment, the production will star Fra Fee, Lucy Williamson and Madalena Alberto alongside Ken Christiansen, Kate Parr, Peter Saul Blewden, Alastair Hill, Sam Barrett, Francesca Leyland, Laura Bryars, Daryl Armstrong, and Rhys Benjamin.
"When the most popular presidential candidate dies between his mistress’s thighs, his status-starved widow, Violet (Lucy Williamson), decides that if she can’t be the wife of the president, she’ll be his mother...Thrusting her lacklustre son Cal (Fra Fee) into the spotlight, Violet is determined to create the perfect politician at any cost in this brutally comedic tale of lust, greed and scandal."
Featuring book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, the musical originally opened at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997 in a production which starred Philip Quast and John Barrowman. The Union Theatre presented a small scale revival in 2012, directed by Michael Strassen.
Fra Fee's West End credits include 'As You Like It' at the National Theatre and 'Les Miserables'. He recently starred in productions of 'The Last Five Years' and 'Putting it Together' in Belfast as well as the title role in 'Candide' at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Lucy Williamson has starred in productions such as 'Mamma Mia!', 'We Will Rock You', 'Rent' and 'End of the Rainbow' in the West End, along with fringe productions such as 'Company' and 'Call Me Madam'.
Madalena Alberto most recently starred in 'The War of the Worlds' at the Dominion Theatre, as well as 'Cats' at the London Palladium and the title role in 'Evita', also at the Dominion.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.