The Return Of The Soldier to play at the Landor Theatre Friday 28 February and Saturday 1 March as part of the 2014 From Page To Stage Festival
A new musical with Book and Lyrics by Tim Sanders and Music by Charles Miller.
The cast features:
Sophia Ragavelas (Never Forget, Les Miserables)
Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, The Return of the Soldier is a new musical adaptation of Rebecca West’s remarkable 1918 novella of the home front. An intensely bitter-sweet tale dissects the very different love of three women for one man. When Christopher returns from the war, shell-shocked, there are profound consequences for each of them. With a cast of five, this powerful new drama with its rich and arresting score becomes an eloquent treatise on the nature of love, truth, memory and loss. In the end, only an extraordinary sacrifice will restore the fragile status quo.
The Return of the Soldier is directed by Susan Raasay with musical direction by Neil MacDonald.
From Page To Stage is a season of new musical theatre dedicated to the showcasing of work in development to an audience, to garner feedback and create new opportunities for the artistes involved. The 2014 season was selected from an open application process which saw 120 musicals submitted, and presents a mixed programme of work at various stages of development from rehearsed readings to fully staged productions, as well as a selection of platform and scratch events aimed at inspiring discussion about the future of musical theatre on a local, national and international level. Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, From Page To Stage has also been awarded an Arts Council grant to support the 2014 programme of work.
Tickets: £10 – £15
For more information and to book tickets www.frompage2stage.com