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Abbey Road Studios to host premiere of brand new musical The Dreamers

The renowned recording studio will be the site for a brand new musical premiere

Abbey Road
Abbey Road
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The Dreamers, a brand new musical created and written by James Beeny and Gina Georgio, will premiere at the famous Abbey Road Studios on 7 December.

The performances will mark the first time in history that a musical has been performed at the studios in north London, after being the site of some of the most famous music creations in history – The Beatles recorded most of their albums at the venue and even named their 1969 LP Abbey Road. The space wil lbe transformed into a theatre especially for this event

Starring in the show will be Will Carey (It's Only Life), Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables), Dougie Carter (Sunset Boulevard), Zoe Doano (Miss Saigon), Col Farrell (Oh! What A Lovely War!), Phoebe Fildes (Once), Maria Graciano (Miss Saigon), Thomas Grant (Vanity Fair), Tom Hier (Miss Saigon), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half A Sixpence), Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin), Craig Nash (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sam O'Rourke (Half A Sixpence), Claire Parrish (Mary Poppins), Leah Pinney (The Clockmaker's Daughter), Charlotte Wakefield (Crazy For You), Paul Wilkins (Les Misérables) and Annette Yeo (Love Never Dies).

Following Reggie and Jack, two soldiers thrown together when a ship crashes at the start of the First World War, The Dreamers is directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy, choreography by Lee Proud, set and costume design by Simon Wells, sound design by Andrew Josephs, lighting design by Tim Deiling, associate choreography by Joanne McShane and costume supervision by Mary Charlton.

The show will play for four performances only on 7 and 8 December at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

The performances are co-produced with Stars Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, and any profits from the event will go directly to the charity.