coming in 2020!
The life and reach of Andrew Lloyd Webber are to be celebrated in this brand new revue from Richard Curtis (Love, Actually, Four Weddings and Funeral) and John Doyle (Sweeney Todd). Tapping into his extensive back catalog, we'll learn the stories, memories, and inspirations behind some of the world's most loved songs and compositions from this master of musical theatre.
Setting out on his enviable career in the early 60s aged just 17, Andrew Lloyd Webber's first musical was 1965's The Likes of Us, a collaboration with Tim Rice. Though it was not to be publicly performed until 2005, the partnership proved a successful one, with the duo going on to bring the world works such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. The 80s brought more hits - Cats, Starlight Express and musical theatre juggernaught The Phantom of the Opera! Since then he's continued to dominate both the West End and Broadway, recently opening his 20th show, School of Rock!
With all of this to draw on, Curtis and Doyle are excited to get started on this world premiere with Doyle announcing "I'm thrilled to help create this exciting new theatre piece celebrating Andrew's remarkable body of work. An event that explores the art behind his melodies, whilst reflecting his somewhat irreverent, self-deprecating sensibility. It's going to be a lot of fun!" We can't wait!