Lucie Jones is to star in a concert of new musical SuperYou in the West End.
SuperYou has a book, music and lyrics by Lourds Lane. The musical revolves around a comic book artist who embarks on a transformative journey, finding self-love and her unique voice as her superheroine creations come to life.
Waitress and Wicked star Lucie Jones will take the lead role in a one-off concert performance on Wednesday, 15 November 2023 at the Lyric Theatre. Book tickets now here.
Also on the cast are the show’s writer, composer Lourds Lane as Rise, with Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt) as Jay, Jenny O’Leary (Heathers) as Ima-Mazing, Sharon Ballard (Mother Goose) as Blast, Joni Ayton-Kent (Carousel) as Seven, Aaliyah Monk (School of Rock West End) as Young Katie, Jonty Peach (Romeo) as Matty, Maddy Brennan (My Fair Lady, Cabaret, Oklahoma!) as Mom, and completing the cast is assistant director and choreographer, Will Bozier (Wicked, Moulin Rouge!) as Mi-Roar.
By delving into themes of discovering inner strength, while fostering acceptance, inclusivity, and celebrating kindness, both towards others and, crucially, oneself, SuperYou is conveyed through poignant dialogue and modern, instantly memorable music, making it a tale that feels particularly relevant and timely in today’s world.
The show has direction and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, music supervision and arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, projection design by Caite Hevner, lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones, sound design by Justin Teasdale and is produced by Melissa M. Jones / All Awesome with general management by Anthology Theatre Productions. Casting by Pearson Casting.
Creator Lourds Lane said: “There are no words to express how thrilled I am for audiences to experience a little taste of the music and story of SuperYou performed by Lucie Jones and the rest of our showstopping London cast.
“But I think what excites me the most, is meeting the fans – the ones who rushed the stage at last year’s Musical Con, the ones who have been posting covers of themselves singing our music for the last three years, the ones who send us comic book art of our superheroes, and those diehards who travel far and wide to see us at every show.
“This concert is our first big London launch, and I can’t wait to meet the “SuperYoumans” who feel inspired to come out to see us here at the Lyric first before our anticipated West End-run next year.”
SuperYou was originally slated to open off-Broadway in May 2020 but delayed due to the pandemic. The show made its first UK appearance at MusicalCon last year before a series of London workshops.
A concept album is available to stream on Spotify here.
For more information, visit www.superyoumusical.com