Production images of Dogfight have been released ahead of opening night at the Southwark Playhouse this evening (13 August 2014).

The musical tells of how marine Eddie Birdlace meets waitress Rose and his plans to use her in a cruel bet and how she changes him as a result.

Leading the cast as Rose and Eddie is Laura James Matthewson and Jamie Muscato, under the direction of Matt Ryan.

The show is produced by Danielle Tarento, music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a book by Peter Duncan.

Choreography comes from Lucie Pankhurst with musical direction by George Dyer. Set and costume design is by Lee Newby, with lighting from Howard Hudson and sound by Andrew Johnson.

This run at the Southwark Playhouse will be the UK premiere of the American musical based on the 1991 film, following an off Broadway première in 2012, which won a handful of awards. The show opens tonight and runs until 13 Sepember.