JET SET GO! at Jermyn Street Theatre, 31 March – 18 April 2009

Original British Musical Takes Off at Jermyn Street for Limited Season, 31 March 2009

Jet Set Go!, a sell-out show at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, touches down in London for three weeks at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 31 March to Saturday 18 April 2009.

Take to the skies with a tantalisingly tuneful team of fun-loving cabin crew in this brand new British musical. With romance rampaging in the sky, a lustful stopover in New York sends sexual tensions spiralling high. Fasten your seatbelts for this exhilarating London première, with an original score by Notes for the Stage finalist, Pippa Cleary. As the crew sing up the aisles and tap dance down Broadway, it’s a journey that you’ll never forget.

Jet Set Go! takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of those working in the skies, with a host of adorable characters, including the Puerto Rican stewardess (and seductress) Julia, who has a lover in every country, and the idealistic Ryan, who longingly dreams of his perfect guy. Its contemporary take on love (and lust) is a uniquely uplifting experience.

Take Note Theatre was founded to bring new musical theatre to a wider audience. Integral to this policy is its commitment to working with writers and composers to develop new work and further British musical theatre. In 2008 the company produced two musicals at the Edinburgh Festival, both of which enjoyed sold out runs and critical acclaim. In 2009, the company is producing Jet Set Go! for its season at Jermyn Street Theatre and developing two new projects for production later in the year, both in Edinburgh and London.

Produced by Take Note Theatre in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, Jet Set Go! has book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, and is directed and choreographed by Luke Sheppard and developed in collaboration with Take Note Theatre.

Jake Brunger – Book & Lyrics

Jake is a member of the Royal Court Theatre Young Writer’s Programme, where his tutor is Leo Butler. His plays include Sam’s Game and Racing with Dogs and Knives (both showcased in the Momentum Festival), The Engagement (Carlton TV Workshop) and Meat Market (in a reading at Hampstead Theatre Start Night). He has also written for a Later with Paines Plough event and for the Bristol 24 Hour Plays: Red Bull Sessions, in association with Old Vic New Voices. Jake wrote lyrics for Exhibitionists at the Wickham Theatre in Bristol and is currently Assistant Director on the UK tour of Calendar Girls.

Pippa Cleary – Music & Lyrics

Pippa studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,where she was awarded the Wax Chandler’s Prize for Composition. Her song ‘Christmas Without You’ was shortlisted for the inaugural Notes for the Stage competition. She has composed music for productions of The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Wickham Theatre) and The Darkling Plain (Edinburgh Festival). She also composes for film and radio. She was Musical Director for Take Note Theatre’s 2008 productions and is currently working on a production of Jekyll and Hyde. Pippa is currently a final year music student at Bristol University.

Luke Sheppard – Director & Choreographer

Luke founded Take Note Theatre and directed both Jet Set Go! and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. He is Development Co-ordinator for Perfect Pitch and worked on their recent annual showcase at the Trafalgar Studios. He was Assistant Director to Sir Jonathan Miller on Hamlet at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol and his directing credits include The Wonderful World of Dissocia and A Girl in a Car With a Man, both at Wickham Theatre. He organised the Bristol 24 Hour Plays: Red Bull Sessions, in association with Old Vic New Voices, and worked with Peepolykus to develop a new musical proposal at the National Theatre Studio. He is directing a new musical for the Brighton Fringe, whilst developing two productions with Take Note Theatre for 2009.

PRESS NIGHT

Press night for Jet Set Go! is Thursday 2 April at 8.00pm

LISTINGS

Take Note Theatre presents

Jet Set Go!

Tue 31 March – Sat 18 April 2009

Jermyn Street Theatre, Jermyn Street, London SW1

Box Office:

0207 287 2875

info@jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

www.jetsetgolondon.co.uk

Actor and Comedian Omid Djalili ‘Fagin’ in Olivier! from 20 July 2009

Actor and comedian Omid Djalili will be the next star to play ‘Fagin’ in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from Monday 20 July 2009.

Omid Djalili is an award-winning British-Iranian actor/comedian. Not only acclaimed as one of Britain’s funniest stand up comedians, he has also featured in films including ‘The Mummy’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘Spy Game’, ‘Modigliani’, ‘Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow’, ‘Casanova’, and will soon be seen in ‘The Allottment’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean III’. On TV he did two seasons of ‘Small Potatoes’ on Channel 4. In the States he signed a talent holding deal with NBC in 2002 and co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in her sitcom  ‘Whoopi’ which ran from 2003-04. Most recently Omid has been commissioned to do his own series for BBC1, ‘The Omid Djalili Show’ to be seen in 2007.

Cameron Mackintosh presents his triumphant new staging of Lionel Bart’s masterpiece Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which was last seen at the Palladium in 1994. Oliver! is one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever popular story of the boy who asked for more.

Winner of BBC reality show ‘I’d Do Anything’ Jodie Prenger will continue to play ‘Nancy’ until to 12 Dec 2009.

Book Tickets for Oliver The Musical!

Latest updates about shows cancelled in west end London

Following shows has been cancelled due to severe disruption through the rush hour as more snow falls in many parts of the country.

Royal Opera House, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, Billy, Hairspray, Grease, Mid Summer Nights Dream, We Will Rock You, Joseph.

Important Weather Update for London West End Shows

As you may have heard by now London has been hit by severe weather conditions including the heaviest snow fall in years. As a result the public transport network is severely disrupted with Heathrow now also closed.

As it stands ALL London shows are still scheduled to go ahead as per usual. This means that none of the shows will be accepting cancellations or exchanges for future performances.

Last Chance To Buy Strictly Come Dancing Ticket

This is your chance to experience the hit show live with celebrities and their extremely talented dance partners do their best to impress the judges.

Celebrities include  Gethin Jones, Jodie Kidd, Kenny Logan, Cherie Lunghi, Rachel Stevens, Tom Chambers, Julian Clary,  and Jill Halfpenny.

2009 TV  judges are  – Len Goodman, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

Book Tickets for Strictly Come Dancing O2 Arena | Book Tickets for Strictly Come Dancing Wembley Arena

Press night for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol

St Stephen’s Hampstead has an impressive list of celebrity patrons who have supported the building’s restoration, including Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Jude Law, Sam Mendes, Nicholas Parsons, Angela Rippon and Andrew Sachs. Adrian Mitchell, whose adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will open the season, was a stalwart supporter of the building’s restoration and previous Hampstead resident. A performance during the run will be dedicated to his memory.

PRESS NIGHTS

  • Press night for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is Friday 20 March at 7.30pm
  • Press night for Much Ado About Nothing is Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm
  • Press night for A Christmas Carol is Thursday 10 December at 7.30pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Tue 8 Dec 2009 – Sun 3 Jan 2010

On a foggy, freezing Christmas Eve, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. To help Scrooge avoid the ghastly fate that awaits him beyond the grave, Marley arranges for him to be visited by three spirits. But can the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come persuade Scrooge to open his heart to the magic of Christmas before the sun rises? Antic Disposition’s magical new musical brings Charles Dickens’ much-loved tale to life, accompanied by a memorable medley of seasonal songs and carols.

Produced by Antic Disposition, A Christmas Carol is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero and designed by John Risebero with lighting design by Howard Hudson.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Tue 23 June – Sat 19 July 2009

The war may be over, but the battle of the sexes has only just begun. As peace breaks out, dashing soldier Claudio is quick to propose to the beautiful Hero, but their celebrations are soon threatened by the scandalous rumours spread by the wicked Don John. Will confirmed singletons Beatrice and Benedick stop sniping at each other long enough to save the day and perhaps find love themselves? Antic Disposition presents a new production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, a feast of music, romance and verbal jousting that will delight and entertain absolutely anyone who has ever been in love.

Produced by Antic Disposition, Much Ado About Nothing is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero and designed by John Risebero with lighting design by Howard Hudson.

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Tue 17 March – Sat 19 April 2009

As the Blitz rages in London, four young children are evacuated to a mysterious country house, where they discover an enchanted wardrobe that leads to an adventure in the frozen world of Narnia. Can the children help the great lion Aslan defeat the evil White Witch and break the spell that has held the land locked in winter for a hundred years? Find out in this magical new production of CS Lewis’ enchanting family adventure.

Produced by Antic Disposition, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero and designed by John Risebero with lighting design by Howard Hudson. It is adapted from the CS Lewis novel by Adrian Mitchell with an original score composed by Shaun Davey and musical direction by Christopher Peake.

antic Disposition at ST STEPHEN’S London 2009 Season Announcement

St Stephen’s, Hampstead, which has lain derelict for over thirty years, returns triumphantly to life on 17 March 2009 when burgeoning young theatre company Antic Disposition commences an artistic residency and breathes new life into the building. Following its £4 million refurbishment, it will reopen with a Second Chances themed season, comprising The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Much Ado About Nothing and A Christmas Carol.

Following its opening production of the CS Lewis classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from Tuesday 17 March to Saturday 19 April 2009, Antic Disposition will present a brand new production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing from Tuesday 23 June to Saturday 19 July 2009 and a new musical version of Charles Dickens’ perennially popular A Christmas Carol from Tuesday 8 December 2009 to Sunday 3 January 2010.