All That Fall and Murder Ballad Announced for the Arts Theatre
This week, following the news that NotMoses would be closing its doors early at the Arts Theatre, the details have emerged for the shows set to appear at the West End venue in coming months. From April to May it will be the turn of Adrian Dunbar and others to appear in Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall, whilst September to October brings Kerry Ellis in Murder Ballad.
All That Fall is a story that was first performed in the late 1950s and was initially penned by Beckett as a radio play, whilst Murder Ballad is the premiere of a new musical from Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash.
For the Samuel Beckett play we meet the character of Maddy Rooney, whose blind husband is soon to arrive at the train station on his birthday. She is en route to meet him but the journey through the countryside is one she will never forget as she comes across a range of people of different persuasions and an unusual event.
Adrian Dunbar will play her husband Mr Rooney (with Gary Lilburn stepping in for dates in mid-April). His credits include shows like Boeing Boeing at the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre) and Up To The Sun And Down To The Centre at the Royal Court Theatre.
For Murder Ballad the Arts Theatre welcomes Kerry Ellis, a well known star of the stage who has previously appeared in some high profile west end shows (perhaps most notably Wicked on both sides of the Atlantic, Les Misérables and, more recently, Cats at the London Palladium).
Murder Ballad is the story of a love triangle involving the characters of Sara, Tom and Michael. We meet them in New York where we see their disappointment with the lives they are leading.
So this is likely to be a much talked-about musical thanks to its cast and story and audiences have plenty of time to pick up tickets and see it at the Arts Theatre as it opens at the London venue in September 2016.