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Opens 1 Jul 2017
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Blending together the songs of female pop band The Go-Go's and the 16th Century long form poem Arcadia, Head Over Heels is a giddy shot in the arm of the jukebox musical. The brainchild of Jeff Whitty, who created the foul-mouthed puppet hit Avenue Q, this hugely original Elizabeth period show is is built around a juicy plot that packs in plenty of wooing, mistaken identities, disguises and deadly potions, with all the action set to the strains of power pop classics like 'Heaven is a Place on Earth' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.
Head Over Heels debuted at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015 where it was met with wild acclaim. This Broadway production boasts Gwyneth Paltrow among its producers, while Tony-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening).
Our story begins with The Duke of Arcadia, who is a bit full of himself it must be said, travelling to visit The Oracle. Expecting predictions of untold wealth and happiness, The Duke is dumbfounded when instead The Oracle gives him three (count 'em, three!) dire prophecies. They are as follows: His daughters will never find suitable suitors, another man will usurp his position as Duke within the year, and lastly, and most confusingly, he will commit adultery with his own wife.
Dismissing The Oracle's words, The Duke returns home. What follows is a bawdy whirlwind of cross-dressing, double-crossing and bed-hopping, as the three prophecies begin to come true...
Opening night: 1 July 2017
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