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New musical In Clay announces run in London in 2024

In Clay new musical artwork

New musical In Clay has announced a run in London for 2024.

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The piece, which ran at VAULT Festival 2023, has a book & lyrics by Rebecca Simmonds and music & lyrics by Jack Miles.

It will run at Upstairs At The Gatehouse from 13 March – 7 April 2024. Tickets are on sale now here.

Based on a true story, In Clay is a one woman show told from a quaint Parisian kitchen in the late 1930s.

Ceramicist Marie eagerly awaits her estranged childhood friend, and now celebrated artist, Henrietta Tirman. Marie, having worked alongside male artists throughout her life and career, is rumoured to have had credit taken for several pieces, her work being marked by history as created by men.

As the imminent arrival of her old friend pushes Marie to reflect on her life, love and loss against the backdrop of the great joys and sorrows of a life devoted to making art, In Clay sculpts a story of an artist plagued by near misses, soundtracked by a vibrant gypsy-jazz score.

Rosalind Ford (Once, UK Tour) will reprise her acclaimed performance as Marie Cazin, with Eleanor Walsh (Heathers, UK Tour) joining the cast as the alternate.

The is a collaboration of talents with the book penned by Rebecca Simmonds and music by Jack Miles, who also teamed up with Rebecca for the lyrics. Grace Taylor takes the helm as the director, with Matt Herbert the orchestrator and arranger. Set design is by Rachael Ryan with lighting by Chris McDonnell. Josh Cottell contributes as the associate conductor, with Rebecca Pitt providing the artwork. The show is produced by Chromolume for Upstairs at the Gatehouse and Design & Canvas Co., bringing together a diverse group of creatives to realise this project.

The musical was most recently seen in a one-night-only concert at The Other Palace featuring Danielle Steers (The Cher Show, SIX, Bat Out of Hell), Alex Young (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Anyone Can Whistle, Follies) and Roshani Abbey (Hamilton, & Juliet, Rumi: The Musical) sharing the lead role.

For more information, visit upstairsatthegatehouse.com

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.