NEWS: New Musical Daisy to be Workshopped in London

It has been announced that the musical created by Caroline Kay is set to be workshopped in London next month.

This new original Irish musical which will feature music, book and lyrics by Caroline Kay (The Space Between, The Clockmaker’s Daughter), will be workshopped in the city next month with the help of a cast including Jason Manford (Curtains, Guys and Dolls) and Rachel Tucker (Come from Away, The Last Ship).

Directed by Séimí Campbell (Songs for a New World, Come from Away), the cast for this workshop will also include Jessica Cervi (The Commitments), Christopher Chung (Heathers), Hilda Fay (Float Like a Butterfly), Johan Munir (Broken Wings), David O’Reilly (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie). Caroline Kay will perform the lead role in this workshop.

The piece will also have musical direction and orchestrations by the Tony Award-Winning, Sarah Travis (Curtains, Sweeney Todd).

Set in Dublin, this story explores several forms of loss, challenges the resilience of a family, and celebrates the healing-power of storytelling. After waking from a coma with no memory of life before her accident, a young woman must try to move on knowing little more than her name: Daisy. Her enduring passion for writing finds her escaping into the world of stories she creates in her notebook, but this coping mechanism still leaves Daisy feeling as though the key to moving forward is unlocking her past. She never considers that perhaps some of the memories she’s so desperate to regain might be even more difficult to accept than her new life without them. What begins as a story of personal struggle soon becomes a family’s shared experience of hardship, loss, and love.

Talking about the musical, Caroline Kay said: “After having to switch to virtual creative meetings and Zoom readings during the pandemic, I’m so excited to get this group of talented creatives into a Covid-safe space to develop the piece. Though this is a private workshop, for safety reasons, it is only the beginning of the journey for this show, which we hope to bring to audiences very soon.”

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