NEWS: Musik to Transfer to London’s Leicester Square Theatre

The one woman show will play at the Leicester Square Theatre for a four week run following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

MUSIK Production Photos Cahoots Theatre Assembly, Bijou Tent Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Josh Seymour – Director Anthony Whiteman – Choreography Lew Newby – Designer David Howe – Lighting Designer Fergus O’Hare – Sound Designer Cast Frances Barber ©The Other Richard

Producers have today announced that Musik, written by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, will transfer to the Leicester Square Theatre for a four week run from the 5th February 2020.

This hour long, one woman show directed by Anthony Whiteman will see multi-award-winning actress Frances Barber reprising her role as Billie Trix from the 2001 musical, Closer to Heaven.

Billie Trix. Icon. Rock star. Screen goddess. Drug addict. Billie has lived a life of excess and shares it all in her new one-woman show. Her journey takes us from post-war Berlin to the rock arenas of the world, via the Vietnam war, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and a year in a Soho Square phone box. 

Talking about the news the Pet Shop Boys said: “When we wrote ‘Closer to Heaven’ almost 20 years ago, we loved the compelling outrageousness of the character Bille Trix as written by Jonathan and performed by Frances Barber. We have all discussed for many years the idea of creating her own one-woman show which would give us the chance to write more songs for her as she looks back on her incredible career. We’re thrilled that this show is finally happening.”  

As well as featuring six original songs by the Pet Shop Boys, the production features choreography by Lew Newby, designs by David Howe and lighting design by Fergus O’Hare.

Musik will play at the Leicester Square Theatre from the 5th February until the 1st March 2020.

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