“We brought SIX up last year in its premiere, and LUCKY is our next musical new writing project.”
WHO: Alistair Henfrey, Director
WHAT: “Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky. She also just lost her mother. Propelled by contingency, she is sent to live with her estranged father, Lothario and long-time lad Ricky Pense, infamous for his problematic dating show. Coping with loss is never easy, especially when it’s televised for national consumption. In this new world of TV artifice, Lucy must struggle to retain integrity as the lines between life and ‘live!’ begin to blur. Lucky is a new musical from the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society about reality TV and the performance of emotion.”
WHERE: Greenside @ Infirmary Street – Forest Theatre (Venue 236)
WHEN: Varies (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
No! It’s not my first time, I took a show up last year, but this is my first time as Director.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’17?
I’ve directed two large-scale musicals, and a piece of new writing.
Tell us about your show.
The shows called LUCKY, it’s about a young girl thrust into the world of reality television and how she navigates the experience, alongside the death of her mother.
The show’s written by Ash Weir and Harry Castle and it’s produced by Gabriel Humphreys. The company is Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society (CUMTS), we’re Cambridge University’s biggest musical theatre society and we produce musicals in Cambridge as well at the Fringe. We brought SIX up last year in its premiere, and LUCKY is our next musical new writing project.
Edinburgh will be LUCKY’s premiere and we’d love to take it further.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
There’s a wealth of new musical content and we support and will be seeing as much as we can!
But also catch the professional version of last year’s production SIX!
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