West End Stars Debut Tomorrow Musical at New EndDate: 5 July 2006
Tomorrow Morning, a new home-grown musical about couples preparing for a landmark day in their relationship, will receive its London premiere at the New End Theatre, Hampstead, from 10 July to 13 August 2006 (previews from 5 July).
The musical by British composer Laurence Mark Wythe (who also co-produces) is described as a funny but edgy look at the highs and lows of modern relationships. As one couple prepares to walk down the aisle, another couple is about to divorce. As the clock strikes twelve, it becomes clear that this is one couple separated by a decade and nobody is sure that they’re doing the right thing.
West End stalwarts Emma Williams (Bat Boy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Stephen Ashfield (Taboo, Fame), Annette McLaughlin (Chicago, Anything Goes) and Alistair Robins (Beauty and the Beast, Aspects of Love) star in Tomorrow Morning.
Tomorrow Morning was a finalist for Theatre Building Chicago's Stages, for MMD the Works West End showcase and for Greenwich Musical Futures, all in 2003. This is its first full-scale London production.
Wythe’s recent work includes musical adaptation and arrangements for Jack Dagger!, the music & lyrics for CR7 - Cancer Control Force, a new pop-musical commissioned for the BBC Tomorrow's World Roadshow and Cancer Research UK, and Wise Up!, an interactive drug-education gameshow that has toured schools in Greenwich. His other musicals include Roll on the Day, Hero, Tears of Amber and A Tragedy of Errors.
The premiere production of Tomorrow Morning is directed by Nick Winston and designed by Philip Witcomb, with musical direction by Matt Brind. It’s presented at the New End by Hilary Williams.
- by Caroline Ansdell