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Ushers the Front of House Musical at the Arts Theatre
Matthew Cundy Productions and Kouban Productions will transfer Ushers: The Front of House Musical to the Arts Theatre in London's West End for a limited season from 9 September to 18 October 2015, with an official opening on 14 September 2015.
The production began life at the Hope Theatre in Islington, before transferring to the Charing Cross Theatre, and a later run at the Edinburgh Festival.
The musical features music and lyrics by Yiannis Koutsakos, lyrics by James Oban and a book James Rottger, who were finalists in West End Producer’s Search for A Twitter Composer competition.
"Set in a West End theatre hosting the jukebox musical, Oops! I Did It Again, The Britney Spears Musical, Ushers follows the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre - the front of house staff selling programmes, ice creams and tearing tickets. Over one working shift, It portrays the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of these youngsters who dare to dream...including a three-year workplace romance that is on the rocks, an untrained newbie working her first shift and the amorous manager who is under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong?"
The cast for the new run includes Ben Fenner, Rory Maguire, Alexandra Parkes, Corrine Priest, Cameron Sharp, and Harry Stone.
The production is directed by Max Reynolds with choreography by Russell Smith.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.