Created and written by James Beeny and Gina Georgio, the musical’s premiere performances will be the first in history to take place at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. 

1. THE DREAMERS. Photo Tom Leishman
(c) Tom Leishman.

The four premiere performances of the musical will take place at the Abbey Road Studios on Friday 7th December and Saturday 8th December. It will be performed specifically in Studio 1 which has played host to the likes of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Sting and U2, transformed into a theatre especially for this event.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy, The Dreamers is co-produced by  Stars Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, with any profits from the event going directly to the charity.

At the outbreak of the First World War, a young and inexperienced officer, Reggie, is pushed into leadership by his rich and powerful father. On an ill-fated voyage to the battlefield, Reggie struggles to hold his unit together when a jealous and bitter recruit, Jack, stirs trouble amongst the men. Disaster strikes when their ship crashes, and amidst the chaos, Reggie and Jack are thrown together.

The production is set to star Will Carey (It’s Only Life), Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Evita), Dougie Carter (Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables), Zoe Doano (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Death Takes A Holiday), Col Farrell (Oh! What A Lovely War!, In Loving Memory, Young Chekov Trilogy), Phoebe Fildes (Once The Musical, The Mousetrap), Maria Graciano (Miss Saigon, Matilda The Musical, Wicked),Thomas Grant (Vanity Fair, Midsomer Murders), Tom Hier (Miss Saigon, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half A Sixpence, Titanic), Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, The King and I), Craig Nash (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sam O’Rourke (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents), Claire Parrish (Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), Leah Pinney (The Clockmaker’s Daughter), Charlotte Wakefield (Spring Awakening, The Sound of Music, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia!), Paul Wilkins (Les Misérables) and Annette Yeo(Love Never Dies, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, The Phantom of the Opera).

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production is set to feature choreography by Lee Proud, set and costume design by Simon Wells, sound design by Andrew Josephs, lighting design by Tim Deiling, associate choreography by Joanne McShane and costume supervision by Mary Charlton.

The Dreamers is set to play at the Abbey Road Studios from the 7th to the 8th December. To find out more visit: https://www.thedreamersuk.com/

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