The Golden Voice reborn as Best of Friends at the Landor
The ill-fated production of 'The Golden Voice', which was scheduled to play at the Arts Theatre in Central London starring Darren Day, will finally receive its London fringe premiere, at the Landor Theatre in Clapham, south London, under the new title Best of Friends, from 23 Apr to 10 May 2014.
The original production was delayed numerous times over financial issues, before the Actor's union Equity launched legal action to claim back unpaid wages. The producer Rob Hewitt was recently arrested on suspicion of fraud, and is not involved with the new production.
The musical is written by Nick Fogarty, who has spent the past eight years developing the show. It will now be performed with just seven actors instead of the intended 20. The cast includes: Aidan O'Neill, Alex James Evans, Nick Fogarty, Rosie Glossop, Sarah Goggin, Serena Giacomini, and Dean Kilford.
Best of Friends follow music fans Mike Chariot and Jim Ryan. They form a band in their twenties, but soon realise they are not as successful as they had hoped to be. Mike takes a risk by going on a talent show, but his celebrations are short lived as it ultimately destroys the major relationships in his life, including his bond with Jim. After 20 years of not speaking, they reunite to make amends, but will their music unite them or ultimately tear them apart?