UK and European premiere of "Little by Little"

UK and European première of "Little by Little"

The UK and European première of Little by Little, will run at the Arts Theatre for five performances only 25 July; 8 & 22 Aug 2004.

The show, which has music by Brad Ross, lyrics by Ellen Greenfield and Hal Hackaday, and book by Annette Jolles and Ellen Greenfield, will feature Paul Spicer, Julie Atherton, Christine Holman

It is produced by the same creative team behind the Notes from New York series, the West End’s first and only platform for contemporary US musical theatre, which is also at the Arts Theatre on Sunday 4 July 2004 to celebrate Independence Day.

Little by Little examines the ever-blurred boundaries between friendship and love. Just how attracted are we to those we call friends? Can friends ever be lovers? Lovers ever friends? Three young adults discover hidden depths to their seemingly straightforward relationships.

Paul Spicer's, credits include "The Witches of Eastwick", "Fame" and "Taboo" and is touring the UK as a featured dancer in the hit 70s musical "Saturday Night Fever". Julie Atherton's credits include 'Sophie' in "Mamma Mia" and 'Serena' in "Fame", and is playing the lead in "Just So" at the Chichester Festival Theatre this Summer. Christine Holman, whose credits include "Return to the Forbidden Planet" and "The Roy Orbison Story" makes her West End debut in "Little by Little".

Produced by Neil Eckersley, Little by Little is directed by Benjamin Till with musical staging by Paul Spicer, sound by Marcus Wadland.

"Little by Little" began life in 1991 as a staged concert at The York Theatre Company in New York, following which it was rewritten and developed. In 1995 it received a workshop production in Greenwich Village before receiving its US regional première a year later at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. It was subsequently produced by The York Theatre Company as a fully staged Off-Broadway show in 1999.

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