The Boulevard Theatre will open its doors with the London premiere of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet.
Director of Soho Estates Fawn James and Artistic Director Rachel Edwards have announced the opening programme for the new theatre which will open its doors to the public in October.
It was confirmed that the theatre’s opening production will be the London premiere of Dave Malloy’s (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) celebrated song cycle Ghost Quartet. It is set to be directed by Bill Buckhurst and is set to reunite the creative team behind Sweeney Todd (Tooting, West End and Off- Broadway) including musical direction by Benjamin Cox, design by Simon Kenny, movement direction by Georgina Lamb, lighting by Emma Chapman and sound by David Gregory.
Rose has a problem. She’s been betrayed by her lover, a local tree-dwelling astronomer, with her very own sister. Rose seeks vengeance and a passing bear might just offer the answer. But his services come at a price: a pot of honey, one piece of stardust, a secret baptism – and a photo of a ghost.
A kaleidoscopic journey spanning continents, centuries and the cosmos ensues. But even through the fogs of time and a haze of whiskey, Rose can’t shake the feeling that she’s done this all before…
The production will run alongside a season of late-night and Sunday performances of cabaret, improv, jazz, comedy, classical music and poetry.
This new London theatre is based right at the heart of Soho in Walker’s Court, situated in the location where Fawn James’ grandfather Paul Raymond opened the original Boulevard Theatre. It’s 2020 season is set to be announced in September.
Ghost Quartet will play at the Boulevard Theatre from the 24th October until the 4th January 2020.