Ruthie Henshall brings new brit-pop musical ‘Worlds Apart’ to the London stage with a West End cast
West End stars have come together to workshop new musical: Worlds Apart with book by Matthew Cavendish and music/lyrics by Paul Schofield.
Set between two schools separated by a fence in South London 1997, Worlds Apart follows the comedic coming of age journey between Dylan, an educational misfit with the gift of the gab and Kevin, an academic fantasist with social anxiety. Two 17 year olds on the cusp of a new millennium where anything seemed possible and youth culture defined the rules. Driven by an anarchic brit pop influenced original score, the boys push the boundaries of classroom order, taking their future’s into their own hands to beat the system.
The week’s workshop process is being performed by Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet, Bat Out Of Hell), Jake Halsey-Jones (Hamilton), Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Matthew Cavendish (Play That Goes Wrong), Tim Mahendran (& Juliet), Rosie Fletcher (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hadestown), Jessica Lee (Prince of Egypt), Jeremy Lloyd (The Comedy About A Bank Robbery), Rodney Vubya (Evita Regents Park) and introduces recent graduates Sophie Hutchinson, Beth Dare and Stacey Cornes.
The workshop is being developed by West End star Ruthie Henshall’s production company: Three Pin Productions. Henshall explains “We are absolutely thrilled to bring together such a talented new generation of west end stars for the first exploration of this exciting new musical. Worlds Apart is a quintessentially British new musical with all the energy and youthful optimism that is still desperately needed 20 years on.”
Future production information to be confirmed but readers are being told to keep their eyes pealed on social medias for teaser songs and releases across the week.