[title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their attractive and talented lady friends, Susan and Heidi. Their musical, [title of show], gets into the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and becomes a hit. Then it gets an off-Broadway production at the Vineyard Theatre, and wins three Obie Awards! Then (drumroll if you’ve got a drum) it’s announced that their musical is going to Broadway (hooray!) and people start seeing this blurb everywhere! They read that The New York Times called [title of show]”DELECTABLE ENTERTAINMENT! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line.” Fully intrigued, those people snatch up tickets and help make Hunter and Jeff’s life-long dream come true!
It last premiered in London at the Landor Theatre in 2013 and is now back 3 years later for a run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th-25th September.
Jeff – Daniel Mack Shand
Hunter -Louie Westwood
Heidi – Chloe Hawkins
Susan – Malindi Freeman
Daniel (Jeff) has been on tour as Olaf in Frozen and as Danny in Dean Friedman’s musical Smelly Feet after a sold out run at the Leicester Square Theatre. He has played such roles as Alan in I Sing!, Malcolm in The Full Monty the Musical, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, Smokey in Damn Yankees and Abanazar, Peter Pan & Aladdin in various pantomimes. He was also a part of the new concept album by Dan & Laura Curtis for their musical version of Disney’s Ratatouille. And is set to play Beast in Beauty & The Beast at The Leatherhead Theatre this Christmas.
Louie (Hunter) is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he played such roles as Roger DuBris in The Producers, and Captain Walker in The Who’s Tommy. He has also been on tour in Dean Friedman’s Smelly Feet as Pete after a sold out run at the Leicester Square Theatre and has been in new musicals such as Up From Paradise as Uriel, Charlie in I Sing!, and Magic Pete in the new musical Devilish. He has also played Widow Twankey in Aladdin and Ugly Step Sister in the adult panto Tinderella. Most recently he starred in the play Sleeping with Straight Men at The Lost Theatre.
Malindi (Susan) started her career playing roles such as Cathy in The Last Five Years, Eliza in My Fair Lady and Olga in Zanna Don’t at the Bridewell Theatre. As well as musicals she is a big Noel Coward fan having played Amanda in Private Lives at the Quay Theatre and toured as Mrs Cratchet in A Christmas Carol. She also played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz for pantomime and worked for Disney Pixar as an Elf at their live dream works experience. Most recently she portrayed Heidi in I Sing at The Drayton Arms Theatre.
Chloe (Heidi) is a recent graduate from Guildford School of Acting where she played such roles as Gertie in Oklahoma, Athena in Pandora, and Janice in Hands on a Hard Body. She has also played roles such as Desire in A Little Night Music and Seraphine in “If” the new musical at Waterloo East Theatre. Most recently she played the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood for The Actors Company and also appeared in the new TV series Red Dwarf as Messalina.
Tickets are currently on sale through the Waterloo East Theatre website at www.waterlooeast.co.uk they are £20 full price and £18 concessions, with previews at £14.