Watch West End stars in workshop for new British musical Worlds Apart

A first look at the recent workshop of new musical Worlds Apart has been revealed.

The piece is described as an original new comedic coming of age British musical with a Brit-Pop influenced score.

The cast for the workshop at Paul Taylor Mill’s Turbine Theatre featured Jordan Luke Gage, Jake Halsey-Jones, Hiba Elchikhe, Matthew Cavendish, Tim Mahendran, Rosie Fletcher, Jessica Lee, Jeremy Lloyd, Rodney Vubya, Sophie Hutchinson, Beth Dare and Stacey Cornes.

A synopsis shares: “Set between two schools separated by a fence in South London 1997, Worlds Apart follows the comedic coming of age journey between Dylan, an educational misfit with the gift of the gab and Kevin, an academic fantasist with social anxiety.

“Two 17 year olds on the cusp of a new millennium where anything seemed possible and youth culture defined the rules. Driven by an anarchic brit pop influenced original score, the boys push the boundaries of classroom order, taking their future’s into their own hands to beat the system.”

You can watch a first look at two numbers below – “Discovery” with Jordan Luke Gage as Kevin and Matthew Cavendish as Pat and Fade To Grey with Hiba Elchikhe as Penny

The musical has a book by Matthew Cavendish with music & lyrics by Paul Schofield.

The workshop was directed by Luke Kernaghan with choreography by Claira Vaughan, visual design by Andrew Exeter, sound design by Dan Samson and orchestrations by Lewis Andrews.

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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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