APOCALYPSE CRUISE SHIP LOVE AFFAIR to open at Arts Theatre
Hot on the heels of a critically acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run and smash-hit Vampire Hospital Waiting Room, which garnered rave reviews and an off-West End transfer, Beach Comet return to London with their new comedy B-musical Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair, complete with original songs, a live band and the end of the world.
★★★★★ “A whirlwind musical comedy” (Three Weeks)
★★★★★ “Effortless” (Stage Review)
★★★★★ “Genuinely original” (PlaysToSee)
★★★★★ “A musical sensation” (RemoteGoat)
When sea-crazed Captain Bleufonde steers his cruise ship towards an apocalyptic storm to resurrect his dead lover, it seems the end is nigh for all on board. While long-suffering First Mate Fittles struggles to maintain order and the elderly clientele struggle to maintain sobriety, new Cruise Director Hanks Leeroys has to balance his on-board duties with being an incompetent libertine – and meeting Sister Evie Lowe, the most beautiful nun he’s ever seen, on a quest to meet her birth mother before doomsday falls. As passions grow and the waters get stormy, will love overcome all at the end of the world in this fast-paced musical romp?
“A feast of daft, dark comedy and brilliant songs” (Jo Brand) “Daft as a brush and good fun” (Lyn Gardner)
Beach Comet is dedicated to creating new comedy musicals. Their first show Vampire Hospital Waiting Room played at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 and 2015, with ticket allocations selling out over an hour in advance and queues out the door; they scored crowds so large they had to open standing areas and add three late night extra shows!
APOCALYPSE CRUISE SHIP LOVE AFFAIR plays Oct 25th – 29th 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre
Photo: David Montheith Hodge