NEWS: The Turbine Theatre Announces The Turbine on the Jetty Season

This newly announced season will run from the 26th August until the 19th September.

The curated festival of live entertainment for all the family is to be presented in a safe and socially distanced way on the jetty right next to the Battersea Power Station.

Opening on the 26th August, the programme is set to include Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (26th-29th August), One Duck Down (30th August), The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (31st August 2020), Bard in the Yard (6th September), The Final Countdown ( 8th September), West End Rocks! Feat. Vocal Extreme (16th September) and The Barricade Boys (18th September).

Meanwhile, the festival will also present an outdoor concert version of the musical Hair, directed by Arlene Philips. Running as part of the festival from the 4th to the 6th September, the musical features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado  and music by Galt MacDermot.

Casting for this outdoor concert version of the musical is set to include: Matt Croke, Danielle Fiamanya, Jordan Luke Gage, Grace Mouat, Millie O’Connell, Jodie Steele and Layton Williams. It will also feature musical direction by Katy Richardson, design by David Shields, lighting design by Andrew Exeter and sound design by  Dan Samson.

Talking about the production, Arlene Phillips said: “I am thrilled to be directing this small but mighty open air concert of Hair. Now more than ever we need music that lifts our spirits and feeds our souls to remind us that theatre is alive. I believe that a musical with a strong political message is important not just to give us hope, but to inspire a future generation.”

Meanwhile, talking about the festival Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, The Turbine Theatre, said “I’m always impressed by my artists ability to make work happen in what has always been a difficult industry to work in. The surprises of 2020 have made this challenge even greater. The Turbine on the Jetty Season is only possible because of the patience, expertise and fearlessness of the incredible companies and artists that have worked with me over the last couple of weeks to get this off the ground. The project is a mammoth undertaking and to say I’m thrilled with the variety of work on offer is an understatement. Even against the odds The Turbine Theatre continues to programme classic work in a fresh way and support both seasoned artists and provide a platform for new voices. Please do come and support us. The arts needs you more than ever, there is no other way of putting it.” 

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