PREVIEW: High Fidelity, The Turbine Theatre

The first musical to be presented at the newly opened The Turbine Theatre will be the UK premiere of High Fidelity based on Nick Hornby’s novel.

Running at the theatre from the 21st October, Tom Jackson Greaves will direct and choreograph the UK premiere of this new musical comedy written by David Lindsey-Abaire based on Nick Hornby’s novel.

This second production at the Turbine Theatre is the first musical to be presented at the new theatre based in Battersea. The musical features music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Bring It On).

Rob is the thirty-something owner of a London record shop who’s mastered the art of finding rare vinyl and losing girlfriends. Laura just dumped him, and Rob is totally moving on. Hopefully. Well, there’s a chance it could still work out!

Could Laura actually be “the one?” Might this turn out to be one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Comebacks Ever?!

Talking about news of the production, Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, The Turbine Theatre said, “I’m over the moon with how the opening of The Turbine has been received. Torch Song has been an absolute dream for me and it was always my ambition to follow up the first production with a musical. I’ve been obsessed with High Fidelity in its various incarnations for a long time. I’ve always been curious as to why it didn’t get the life I believe it deserved on Broadway and believe this may have been because of timing and geography. I have engaged Vikki Stone to relocate the story back to its London roots, where Nick Hornby’s book was originally set. I’m thrilled to have the blessing of the original writers of the musical and hope to build on the brilliant show they’ve created.”

While casting for the production has yet to be announced, the creative team is set to include: designs by David Shields, sound by Dan Samson, lighting by Andrew Exeter, and casting by Will Burton CDG.

High Fidelity will run at The Turbine Theatre from the 21st October until the 7th December.

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