First Date musical virtual production with Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin to stream online

A virtual production of musical First Date starring Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin is to be streamed online.

The piece will be filmed at Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zédel and then made available to watch between October 22 and 24.

Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin will lead the cast as Casey and Aaron joined by Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Nicholas McLean and Danielle Steers.

You can purchase an online ticket here for £12.50.

A teaser for the musical reads: “Do opposites really attract? Cool chick Casey (Samantha Barks) and tightly wound Aaron (Simon Lipkin) are hoping so. These two New York City singles have been set up by friends and family, but from the outset this ‘First Date’ seems to be doomed.

“The two have nothing in common… But with the help of a meddling but well-meaning waiter, and a host of other characters along the way, can this mismatched pair turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?”

First Date is written by Austin Winsberg and has music and lyrics from Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.

The virtual production will feature direction and professional videography by Dean Johnson, musical supervision by Adam Hoskins and musical direction by Josh Winstone.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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