BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY – Just what London Theatre needs!!
Admittedly the title of this piece sounds a little sarcastic, it’s completely unintentional. I’m completely serious when I say that London, no, I am desperate for a show like this!
Running from the 4th -25th November will be the UK professional premiere of this musical based on the cult classic novel by Jay McInerney, which was later turned into a film starring Michael J Fox and Phoebe Cates.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY is the story of Jamie, a struggling young writer who finds himself spiralling out of control as he confronts his demons in the club scene of 1984 New York City. This sung-through rock musical follows Jamie through the week in which he hits rock bottom before finding the hope
of redemption. Often compared to international mega-hit RENT, the pop-rock score has flavours of far more recent cult classics such as Bare and Spring Awakening.The 10-person cast are sure to impress; including Stuart Armfield (UK tour of Whistle Down the Wind) as Alex Rittenhouse, recording artist Rietta Austin (Australia: Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats) as Clara, Paul Ayres (We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Jersey Boys) as Jamie, Mary Cormack (Oliver!, A… My Name is Alice) as Mary O’Brien McCann, Matthew Gent (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) as Michael, The Evening Standard Award winner Lori Haley Fox (Lady in the Dark, Mamma Mia! Broadway: Mamma Mia!) as Mother, Jodie Jacobs (Jest End, I Love You Because, Evita) as Vicky, George Maguire (Fame) as Tad, Oliver Roll (Hair, Oliver!, RENT) as Chuck Bean and Rachael Wooding (Hairspray, We Will Rock You) as Amanda.
Performances for BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY at Hoxton Hall (130 Hoxton St, N1 6SH) will be Mondays, and Wednesdays through Saturdays, at 7:45pm, and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:45pm. Tickets range from £10 (for eight front-row seats at each performance) to £25 and can be purchased from www.blbclondon.com or at the box office on the night.
I’m sure this show will sell out… (did I mention the fit boys?!) Get your tickets now!