JULIE: The Musical to run at London’s The Other Palace

Julie The Musical

JULIE: The Musical is returning to London this summer for a run at The Other Palace.

Written and directed by Abey Bradbury, JULIE is a brand new original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D’Aubigny.

The show will play from 13 – 30 June 2024 at The Other Palace.

Taking on the titular character will be Sam Kearney-Edwardes, alongside Zachary Pang as d’Albert, and Melinda Orengo as Marie. They are joined on stage by the multi-talented writer and composer of the musical, Abey Bradbury, who will portray Thevenard.

With characters played by all genders, multiple musical genres and no set instrumentation, JULIE is paving the way to a new era of musical theatre; one that champions accessibility and inclusivity in every way.

Audiences are guided back in time by Julie herself, spilling the trials and tribulations of being the first ever recorded, openly bisexual, woman. JULIE tells endless, riotous (and mostly factual) tales that include seducing nuns, duelling multiple men at once, burning down convents, being bribed by royalty, and innovating Opera. Through a life of rule breaking and trendsetting, Julie D’Aubigny forged her own path through a world of strict social boundaries, bucking the trends of anything and anyone who came before her.

Writer Abey Bradbury said: “It feels a bit bizarre to be writing this if I’m honest – 3 years ago I had just finished researching this French-Opera-Singing Sword-Fighting-Bisexual and was picking out melodies on a tiny 32 key midi keyboard, and now it’s back again for the third time by very popular demand.

JULIE: The Musical is loud and joyous and very much here! I hope everyone finds something for them in this story of one of history’s most chaotic characters, and that we’ve made something as authentic and unapologetic as Julie was – and mostly that we’ve made something Julie herself would be proud of.”

Conor Dye, Director and Producer, added: “JULIE is a story that has stuck with me since I ever first read the script… No matter where you are, or where you’re from – you are not alone. Everything you’ve felt, someone has felt before you; and despite it all, they kept on moving.

“That’s one thing I hope audiences can take away from this show – if not the catchy songs and the one-liners – that life is worth living however you want to live it. So just like Julie, go out and be wild. Live like it’s the last chance you’ll get and sing like everyone is watching. “

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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