Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine’s award-winning British musical TEDDY returns in the new year. It opens at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury, Berkshire, running from 11 January to 10 February 2018 ahead of a national tour and a London transfer to The Vaults from 29 March to 5 May 2018.
Following the recent success of their smash hit production Boudica at Shakespeare’s Globe, Tristan Bernays reunites with director Eleanor Rhode and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves for the 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll musical. First seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2015, when it won Best New Musical at the Off West End Awards, TEDDY has music by Dougal Irvine.
Tristan Bernays commented:
“More than any other play I’ve written, people keep asking me: ‘What’s happening with TEDDY? Is it ever coming back?’ Well, now I can say to them: ‘Damn right it is’, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Set in the aftermath of the Blitz against a backdrop of austerity, it follows the lively story of Teddy and Josie, all dressed up and ready to hit the streets of London for an unforgettable night out, no matter how dangerous the consequences. TEDDY is the ultimate story of teenage rebellion and the birth of a new musical era. Music includes electrifying original songs plus well-known hits from the 1950s performed by the on-stage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts.
TEDDY has musical direction by Harrison White, set design by Max Dorey, lighting design by Christopher Nairne, sound design by Max Pappenheim, costume design by Holly Rose Henshaw and casting by Natalie Gallacher for Pippa Ailion Casting. The production is presented by Sarah Loader for Snapdragon Productions in association with the Watermill Theatre.
Following the Watermill and before its London run, TEDDY tours to Salford, Bury St Edmunds, Southampton, Chesterfield and Ipswich.