The new folk musical is set to make its debut at the Southwark Playhouse from the 5th to the 6th March.
Written by Robin Simões da Silva and Annabel Mutale Reed, this new musical explores grief, new beginnings and brotherly love.
Reid is an aspiring artist and a young transgender man beginning to find his way in the world; Jackson is his smart and focused older brother, set on a career in medicine and beginning to re-navigate his relationship with his younger brother after years away. Their mother Cassie is their biggest champion, and the heart of their home. Everything seems possible and wonderful – until Cassie’s sudden death causes the brothers to lose their most important lifeline, and contemplate the loss of their childhood home and all the memories it holds.
This workshop production is set to be directed by Tom Jackson Greaves and produced by Deus Ex Machina Productions (Spring Awakening). It is set to star Melanie La Barrie, Georgina Lloyd-Owen, Sam Peggs and Robin Simões da Silva.
The creative team for the production includes musical direction and orchestrations by Jack Trzcinski, lighting design by Zoe Spurr and sound design by Roly Botha.
Brother has a content warning in place as it contains references to death, self-harm, and domestic abuse. The 3.15 performance on the 6th March will be captioned.
Brother will be live streamed from the 5th to the 6th March. To find out more visit: https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/livestream/brother/