The new musical by Jack Miles will play as part of the Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening in rehearsals.

(c)Danny Kaan

Running from the 29th to the 30th August, St Anne Comes Home is a brand new British musical being presented at the Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival.

St Anne Comes Home is a folk musical directed by Martha Geelan (Associate Director for Fiddler on the Roof, West End) with Musical Supervision from Joe Beighton (SIX the Musical).

(c)Danny Kaan.

London can be lonely. But on the steps of St. Anne’s Church two people strike up an unlikely friendship. James has spent years running away from his problems, while Bridget is trapped by hers. Told through original folk music, St. Anne Comes home is a story about community, fear and forgiveness, that explores how reaching out might help us find our way.

(c) Danny Kaan.

The cast for the production is set to include: Jordan Castle (The Light in the Piazza) will play James, Rebecca McKinnis (Dear Evan Hansen) will play Bridget, and Mathew Craig (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4) will play Russell.

(c)Danny Kaan

The musical is running for four performances only, with each show adhering to social distancing measures including 2 metre spacing between benches, with all audience members being asked to wear masks, temperature checks on entry and a one way system around the venue.

St Anne Comes Home will play as part of the Iris Theatre Summer Festival on the 29th and 30th August.