The new British musical will have three staged concerts at the Lyric Theatre next month.
Crossroads Live (The Bodyguard, Annie, Chicago, Cats, The Drifters Girl ) and theatre development company Indigo Productions have announced the full casting for the upcoming concert performances of the musical, taking place on the 10 th , 11 th and 12 th November 2023.
Casting includes Chloe Bell (Grace), Jaina Brock-Patel (Becky), Lucy Carter (Lulu), Lauren Conroy (Jasmine), Jacob Dachtler (Jacob), Ashley Goh (Alex), Christian Maynard (Ben), Morgan Philips (Toby), Shakira Riddell-Morales (Leah).
Directed by Martha Geelan (who makes her debut as a musical book writer), the musical is also written by Jack Godfrey (42 Balloons, This Is A Love Story).
Summer is over. Exams are looming. But Year 11 are only talking about one thing: babies. Not real ones…but the plastic simulator dolls they’ve been tasked with looking after for a whole entire week.With a blistering pop-rock score, this new(born) British musical follows nine students as they discover that becoming a parent means changing more than just nappies. Friendships are tested, dreams are questioned, and the true meaning of responsibility rears its terrifying head.
The musical first began its journey in 2021 when Martha and Jack submitted one of the songs that features in Babies titled “Hot Dad”, to British Youth Music Theatre for inclusion in the New Music Theatre Award which it went on to win. From there, they were commissioned to finish the musical with the introduction of a wider creative team, including Music Supervisor, Joe Beighton (SIX), in preparation for an initial run at the New Wolseley Theatre in Ipswich, where it played three performances with a cast made up of 30 talented emerging performers from the BYMT programme. Since then Indigo Productions and Crossroads Live have joined the project as commercial producers, with the production still partnered with BYMT and supporting the work of the charity. Development workshops were held in 2022 and 2023 prior to an appearance at West End Live.
Tickets are on sale via: https://www.babiesmusical.com/