Award-winning 1950s rock‘n’roll musical Teddy has had its London season at The Vaults extended by four weeks, following its successful launch at the Watermill Theatre and UK tour dates.
Produced by Sarah Loader for Snapdragon Productions in association with the Watermill Theatre, Teddy will now play at The Vaults from 29 March to 3 June.
It has also been announced that the official album ‘Songs From Teddy the Musical by Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts’ is now available via iTunes and Spotify.
Elephant and Castle, London. 1956. Saturday night. Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quiffed. Red lipstick. Dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it’s pouring down, they’re totally skint, and someone wants them dead? A little trouble never stopped a Ted from having a good time. Desperate times call for rock‘n’roll.
Written by Tristan Bernays, with music by Dougal Irvine, the show which was first seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2015, is set in 1950s London and features a mix of original and popular hit songs performed live on stage by Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts.
The production reunites Bernays with director Eleanor Rhode and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves, following the recent success of their production Boudica at The Globe and Frankenstein at the Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall.
Casting for the musical includes: Molly Chesworth as Josie, Andrew Gallo as Sammy ‘The Sticks’ Smith, George Parker as Teddy, Freya Parks a sJenny O’Malley, Harrison White as Buster Watson (also musical director) and Dylan Wood as Johnny Valentine.
In the creative team are: set designer Max Dorey, lighting designer Christopher Nairne, sound designer Max Pappenheim and costume designer Holly Rose Henshaw.