After receiving rave reviews, being shortlisted as one of only ten musicals for the Musical Theatre Review Best Musical Award and being nominated for Best Musical at the Broadway World Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Streetlights, People! Productions’ revival of Ordinary Days returns to London as the winner of the Drayton Arms’ Eddies Kensington Award, intended to identify “the most exciting new companies at this year’s Fringe Festival.” This production began with a sold-out engagement at the Hen and Chickens Theatre last October before transferring to London Theatre Workshop. It now runs from 21 November to 9 December 2017 at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
Executive producer Nora Perone (Ordinary Days in London and Edinburgh) and associate producer Neil Cameron (NewsRevue and Take That: Progress Tour), who play Deb and Warren respectively, are joined by Taite-Elliot Drew (My Land’s Shore and The Braille Legacy) as Jason and Natalie Day (Fantine 1st cover in Les Miserables and Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Claire.
They are directed by Jen Coles, who is directing Ordinary Days for the fourth time, alongside musical director Rowland Braché (Coin Operated – The Music of Zack Zadek, Footloose UK Tour, and one-third of The Clique, the pop/dance group that made a splash on this season of The X Factor).
Ordinary Days is a contemporary musical, set in modern-day New York. It follows the parallel lives of four young city-dwellers struggling to find meaning in the madness: Claire, who can’t let go of her past; Jason, determined to begin their future together; Warren, an artist who’s lost his sense of purpose; and Deb, a student who’s lost her thesis notes. It is a witty, poignant, and ultimately very relatable story about human connection and finding beauty in unexpected places.