Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 14+
The spotlight falls on front of house staff this September as the Arts Theatre sees the return of Ushers: The Front Of House Musical, a show focusing on those that work to make West End shows a success for customers.
Without them it would be impossible for audiences to get the best West End experience, but how often do those working in the front of house get the recognition they deserve? With Ushers: The Front Of House Musical this is rectified as a comic, moving and compelling web of stories unfold onstage.
The production first appeared at the Hope Theatre in London back in December 2013 and it has then moved on to the Charing Cross Theatre and then to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, leading right up to its West End appearance this September. For a show set inside a West End theatre, its arrival in Theatreland could not have come soon enough.
Directed by Max Reynolds, the show stars Harry Stone, Cameron Sharp, Corrine Priest, Alexandra Parkes, Rory Maguire and Ben Fenner. Music and lyrics are by Yiannis Koutsakos and James Oban respectively with a book by James Rottger.
The front of house staff encompasses the ushers that show us to our seats, the ice cream sellers that sustain us through intervals, the programme sellers that fill us with information and the door staff who tear our theatre tickets. In Ushers we observe the relationships and mishaps during a particular shift, with memorable results.
And as it is a musical the show also features some toe-tapping numbers, including Leading Men, Dreams & Ice Creams, The Ballad Of Robin Poketts and Goodbye, amongst others.
Ushers: The Front Of House Musical heads to the West End in September with a run at the Arts Theatre starting on Monday 14th September 2015 (previews from Wednesday 9th September 2015).
|Booking From:||Sunday, 18th October 2015|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 18th October 2015|
|Running Time:||1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 14+|
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