Opening October 13, Olivier-nominated The Choir of Man continues its return West End engagement at the Arts Theatre. Previews for the London run began October 1.
Set in a pub, the 90-minute show explores male relationships and questions modern masculinity with hit songs by Queen, Luther Vandross, Sia, Paul Simon, Adele, Guns & Roses, Avicii, and Katy Perry.
The company stars Michael Baxter (Les Misérables), Ben Norris (The Choir of Man), Jordan Oliver (The Choir of Man), Lemuel Knights (The Choir of Man), Matt Beveridge (Titanic), Matt Nalton (Jersey Boys), Matt Thorpe (Jersey Boys), Mark Irwin (The Commitments), Sam Ebenezer (The Mousetrap), Gavin Ryan (West Side Story), and Lucas Koch (Million Dollar Quartet), Levi Tyrell-Johnson, and Owen Bolton. The Choir of Man marks the West End debuts of Ryan and Koch, while Tyrell-Johnson and Bolton are making their professional debuts.
Created by the show's director Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay, The Choir of Man has musical supervision, vocal arrangements, and orchestrations by Jack Blume. The production features movement direction and choreography by Freddie Huddleston, monologues by Ben Norris, scenic design by Oli Townsend, lighting design by Richard Dinnen, costume design and associate scenic design by Verity Sadler, sound design by Sten Severson, and casting by Debbie O’Brien. Hollie Cassar serves as musical director and associate musical supervisor, and Rachel Chapman serves as associate choreographer.
The Choir of Man has previously had three sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, sold-out American and European tours, and a recent run at Edinburgh Fringe. Its previous Arts Theatre run earned the production an Olivier nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.
The show is produced by Immersive Everywhere, Nic Doodson, Andrew Kay, Wendy and Andy Barnes, and AK Theatricals.