Sherman Theatrical Entertainment Ltd and Green Room Ents Ltd will present industry showcases of the new musical Love Birds September 20-21 in the U.K.
Directed by Ian Talbot, the cast of the workshop and showcase will include Tanisha-Mae Brown, Anna-Jane Casey, Matthew Croke, Jessica Daley, Momar Diagne, Tom Edden, Bessy Ewa, Hadley Fraser, Eugene McCoy, Jacob McIntosh, Jack Ofrecio, and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Robert J. Sherman, this fantastical story takes place during the vaudeville era and concerns a quartet of penguins and a trio of parrots who sing and dance in an all-avian revue. When the show’s temperamental star, a singing macaw, succumbs to an addiction to Crunchy Crackers, it threatens to close down the show forever.
Creator Sherman says, “Love Birds celebrates passion and love. It says that life is fleeting and that love is rare. If you’re lucky enough in this life to find love—fly to it! Love Birds is about finding forgiveness and acceptance and the joy that enters our lives when we do. The birds in our show are a metaphor for performers. They exude majesty and grace and color. But like birds, performers are fragile creatures requiring protection from the cruder aspects of this world.”
The creative team also includes musical arranger Paul Herbert, musical director George Dyer, choreographer Ashley Nottingham, and designer Gabriella Slade with casting by Jill Green Casting.
MusicWorld (UK) Ltd produces; the executive producer is Julian Bird for Green Room Ents Ltd.