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NEWS: CASTING FOR THE CREAKERS IS UNDERWAY

Casting is underway for Tom Fletcher’s

THE CREAKERS



THE HUNT FOR STARS FOR A BRAND NEW SHOW HAS BEGUN!


THE WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF BEST-SELLING BOOK THE CREAKERS BY TOM FLETCHER WILL LAUNCH AT THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH IN OCTOBER HALF TERM 2024 BEFORE OPENING AT SOUTHBANK’S QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL THIS CHRISTMAS.


Book by Miranda Larson

Music & Lyrics by Tom Fletcher

Directed and Choreographed by Tom Jackson Greaves


THE CREAKERS, opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) this October. The brand-new musical is based on international singer-songwriter and best-selling author, Tom Fletcher’s, smash-hit book of the same name and is co-produced by Cornwall based Impossible Producing, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Gavin Kalin Productions and TRP.


The creative team led by TRP Associate Director and show Director and Choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves (Whistle Down The Wind, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Casting Director Nick Hockaday, Musical Director Richard Healey and the TRP Producing team, held auditions in London and at TRP’s Production and Learning Centre, TR2, following submissions from singers, dancers, actors and puppeteers from across the UK and South West.


The new musical adaptation comes to Plymouth from 25th October – 2nd November and is based on the story of Lucy Dungston who wakes one morning to discover all the adults have gone missing from her home town of Whiffington. 

With a town full of children running wild, the reluctant hero, and some unlikely friends, begin to solve the mystery of a lifetime in a topsy-turvy, back-to-front and inside-out new world… 

 

The world underneath her bed.

The world of . . . The Creakers!



Music and lyrics have been written by McFly’s Tom Fletcher. Orchestration is by Grammy Award Winning and Tony nominated musician Steve Sidwell with additional compositions from McFly’s Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter, and Steve Battelle.


Speaking about the auditions, Lead Producer at TRP Franny Rafferty said:

“We are passionate about nurturing the phenomenal talent that we have here in the South West, so, it feels important to hold auditions in London and Plymouth. Our city is full of exciting theatre makers and TRP are proud to continue working with local and national artists. It was a joy to see so many brilliant individuals in both cities, coming together to bring this show to life. Audiences – both children and adults - are in for a real treat!”

THE CREAKERS is the latest co-production for TRP, which hosted the world premiere of its smash hit ‘West End bound’ THE ARTIST in May and is currently awaiting the arrival of co-production THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA on 6th July. The string of first-class co-productions is part of TRP’s new creative strategy led by CEO & Executive Producer James Mackenzie-Blackman.


Final casting will be announced soon. Tickets for this magical musical adventure, with an unforgettable soundtrack, are on sale now.




The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the principle home of the performing arts in the South West and attracts an annual audience of 300,000 people and employs over 200 people making it the the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the country.

The mission of TRP is to develop and deepen people's engagement with pioneering creativity in Plymouth and the South West, delivering experiences that spark delight, expression and fulfilment. The venue offers three performance spaces of various sizes, the largest being The Lyric which accommodates the big touring productions. The Drum and The Lab are smaller, intimate spaces and offer smaller and often pioneering productions.


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