NEWS: New Musical Saving Grace to be Performed at Riverside Studios

The musical will play 12 performances only from the 22nd November until the 4th December.

It has been announced that the new musical Saving Grace will be performed for audiences for a strictly limited run at the Riverside Studios, with tickets available from £30 and on sale now.

Saving Grace features a book by April De Angelis and music and lyrics by KT Tunstall and will be directed by Laurence Connor. The creative team behind the new production also includes: musical supervision and arrangements by John Rigby, set and costume designs by Laura Hopkins, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Richard Brooker, orchestrations by KT Tunstall and John Rigby and casting by David Grindrod for Grindrod Burton Casting.  Casting has yet to be announced.

Grace’s new joint venture makes the most of her skills as a gardener but stepping into the underworld was never part of the bargain. The sudden death of her husband leaves Grace alone and on the verge of bankruptcy. But can an unlikely friendship and a surprising idea for a business save the day? Discover how Grace reaches new “highs” in this hilarious and heart-warming adventure.

Based on the original Sky film Saving Grace, written by Craig Ferguson and Mark Crowdy and a story by Mark Crowdy, Saving Grace was originally released in 2000 as the British comedy film starring Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson. It was directed by Nigel Cole and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the World Cinema Audience Award.

Producer Barney Wragg said: “It’s great to be working with Laurence again, the last time we worked together was on School of Rock on Broadway. As part of the development for School of Rock, we presented an early version of the show to live audiences at the Gramercy Theatre. This allowed the creative team to see a real audience reaction to the piece and allowed us to tweak and improve the work before we began the formal previews and opening at the Winter Garden. We’re excited to present Saving Grace at Riverside this November in the same vein. We are inviting audiences to have a first look at what goes into the creation of a new musical. It is a chance for them not only to see and enjoy Saving Grace, but to respond to the show and help our team improve and develop the piece. We are very much looking forward to the run at the Riverside Studios and sharing the next stage of our Saving Grace journey.”

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://riversidestudios.co.uk/see-and-do/saving-grace-47675/

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