Patrons Stephen Mear and Ruthie Henshall join the cast and production team of THE FIX at the new Union Theatre
THE FIX will be the first show to play at the brand new Union Theatre in Southwark from 13 July 2016 after the theatre moves location to opposite the current venue.
Patrons Ruthie Henshall and Stephen Mear have been to check out the news space and can be seen photographed here with the cast and production team of THE FIX.
Ruthie Henshall’s multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Chicago and Billy Elliot. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television. Ruthie is thrilled to be the new patron of the Union Theatre:
“The success of off-West End theatres is vital to the future of the industry as a whole. The most exciting new ideas, skills and talent are found in venues just like The Union which is why I am so proud to be their new patron. Over the years it has captivated audiences with imaginative and stimulating programming. Now, as the company moves into it’s beautiful new home – and with an electrifying first production in Michael Strassen’s The Fix – the future of The Union – and London theatre – has never looked brighter.”
Stephen Mear is a double Olivier award-winning choreographer who’s recent work includes Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Mary Poppins (London, Broadway and World tours, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award Nominations for Best Choreography), Singin’ in the Rain (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Hello, Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Stephen is the associate choreographer of Chichester Festival Theatre. He is thrilled to be the new patron of the
“The Union Theatre has brought to the fore such an amazing array of productions, encouraging innovative ideas and nurturing them in to new and exciting projects that reach into the hearts of the audience. They provide opportunities and encouragement to newly graduating performers and creatives. I personally would like to thank The Union for inspiring so many and providing such an invaluable learning platform and springboard for the next generation in order for the tremendously imaginative and creative work to continue within such a wonderfully diverse industry.”
The Fix production team and cast (Left to Right) Alexander Parker, Paul Callen, Lucy Williamson, Sasha Regan, Stephen Mear, Michael Strassen, Fra Fee and Ruthie Henshall
Photographer: Darren Bell
Hair and makeup: Lauren Appleby