The full cast has been announced for the upcoming production of Myth, playing at The Other Palace from the 10th March.
Featuring music, book and lyrics by Sam Cassidy and directed by Arlene Phillips, Myth: the Rise and Fall of Orpheus is a modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld, looking at mental illness and addiction in society.
Previously titled 27, the musical features a revised book and new songs and is set to star: Zoe Birkett, Joe Burman, Richard Carson, Eloise Davies, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Joel Harper-Jackson, Jaymi Hensley, Jodie Jacobs, Laura Johnson, Shekinah McFarlane, Matthew McKenna, Alice Martin, Jodie Steele, Jessamy Stoddard and Damien Walsh.
The full creative team for the production has yet to be announced.
Talking about the production Arlene Phillips said: “We were inspired by the recent workshop performances of Andrew Lloyd Webbers Starlight Express and believed this method of presentation would be invaluable to the development of Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus.”
Meanwhile, writer Sam Cassidy explained: “It’s true that musicals are not written, but rather rewritten, and this is a fantastic opportunity. In 2016, we opened a completely new British rock musical and enjoyed a very successful 6-week season at the 170-seat Cockpit Theatre. We had great audiences, with many people seeing it more than once, but we were not completely happy with elements of the production. I’ve since looked at the book, revised the storyline, dropped some songs and added new ones. This latest run will give us the chance to see how this new version works with the chance for audiences to give us feedback.”
Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus is a modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld, looking at mental illness and addiction in society and more specifically the rock music business, with a storyline with echoes of the tragically short lives of some of music’s brightest stars, including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.
Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus will play at The Other Palace from the 10th to the 17th March. To book tickets click here or visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Encore Tickets, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk and See Tickets.com.