Following a one-off concert performance at RADA, The Mirror Never Lies will play at the Cockpit Theatre from the 14th to the 18th November.
The new musical is based on Barbara Pym’s novel The Sweet Dove Died and is a bitter sweet story of the power of beauty that will transport audiences back to the 1960’s.
A woman of a certain age and another era, addicted to collecting beautiful objects falls in love with a much younger man instead of his more “suitable” older uncle. Finding that the young man is already entangled with a girl, she uses her guile to crush the young woman’s hopes only to discover a second, male suitor has secured the young man for himself using her very own methods. The world around her accepts that with the passing years we all must change, but she will not bend. This is a story about the power of beauty.
The production is directed and written by Joe Giuffre, who has had a range of experience in musical theatre having appeared in the National Tour of The Wizard of Oz and performed in national tours of Cats, Camelot, and Me and My Girl. His first foray into writing musical revues was Glamorous Nights,based on the life and music of Ivor Novello, followed by The Grifters and The Mirror Never Lies.
The Mirror Never Lies also features music by Juan Iglesias, who has composed music for a range of films and theatre productions including: Cannibals & Carpet Fitters (2014), the award-winning Blackout (2012) and the internet sensation Predator: Dark Ages (2015).
The cast will include: Ryan Frank as James, Jon Osbaldeston as Humphrey,Jennifer Harraghy as Phoebe,Darrie Gardner as Meg,Spencer O’Brien as Ned,Francesca Ellis as Leonora,Greg Keith as The Mysterious Man.
The Mirror Never Lies will play at the Cockpit Theatre for one week only from the 14th to the 18th November. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/the_mirror_never_lies_-_a_musical.