The show is set to play at the Garrick Theatre on the 2nd August.
Following its UK premiere streaming event, it has been confirmed that Drew Gasparini’s I Could Use a Drink will be performed live on stage at the Garrick Theatre in August. Performing for one night only, the live stage performance will feature additional songs as well as an increase in the number of cast to nine musical theatre stars.
Based on Gasparini’s 2013 album of the same name, the music featured is a combination of progressive contemporary Musical Theatre that focuses on a range of topics including teen pregnancy, heartbreak and mass shootings due to bullying.
Being performed as part of the Rising Stars Festival, the West End premiere of the show will see producers Liam Gartland and Alex Conder reimagine the songs from I Could Use a Drink with performances from Ahmed Hamad, Billy Nevers, Caroline Kay, Luke Bayer, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Olivia Lallo and Tom Francis. Further casting has yet to be announced.
Drew Gasparini is an award-winning musical theatre composer/lyricist, a singer/songwriter, and a teacher. He is currently working on developing a number of new stage musicals including the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of ‘The Karate Kid’ (book by screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen), ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ (book by Alex Brightman); ‘Night Shift’ (book by screenwriters Babaloo Mandel & Lowell Ganz); and ‘The Whipping Boy’ (book and co-lyrics by Brightman).
The show is directed by Alex Conder, with musical direction by Flynn Sturgeon.
I Could Use a Drink will play at the Garrick Theatre on the 2nd August.