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Rock Musical STAND TALL To Get London Premiere

Stand Tall - A Rock Musical, a new contemporary rock/pop musical by Lee Wyatt-Buchan, Aldie Chalmers & Sandy Chalmers, is to get its London premiere in a five-week season at the Landor Theatre from Wednesday October 12 - Saturday November 12.

Press night is Monday 17 October at 7.30pm.

Stand Tall - A Rock Musical is based on the biblical tale of David and Goliath but re-told in a current day-to-day setting. Gone is the sling  and David now has an electric guitar. The 17 songs range from  rock to hip-hop and blues.

David’s life is good - shepherd by day, rock star by night. He and his band of brothers frequently rock out and are adored by thousands. His life however gets complicated when he is proclaimed to be The Chosen One by the mystical Black Sheep. David has been given the honour of becoming King...he’s just not sure. This could actually get in the way of his music! Goliath is a bully by day, bully by night! He and his gang of hoods cause mayhem and chaos across town, revelling in their tyranny and ruining the lives of many. Does Goliath like the news that a Shepherd boy is to become his King? No he doesn’t. In fact he’s angry. No sheep lover is going to tell him how to live his life! Goliath has one thing on his mind and hurting David is it.

An early version of Stand Tall - A Rock Musical was written specifically for schools to help tackle the issue of bullying.

Casting to be announced.

The production is directed by Simon Greiff. His previous directing credits include the premiere of “The Pork Crunch” (Pleasance), “Spring Awakening” (Wilde Theatre), the British premiere of “Striking 12” (Waterloo East), “Home: The Scott Alan Song Cycle” workshop (Her Majesty’s) which he also co-created. He was the resident director on the No1 tour of “We Will Rock You”. He is currently creating “Stories From The Lighthouse” with the award-winning British writer Laurence Mark Wythe, whose musical “Tomorrow Morning” was produced at the Landor in 2010.

Produced by Shrill Productions, Jason Ferguson and Charmaine Watson

"Stand Tall is a great idea - a wonderful and
terrific show, the composer and writer have
done a terrific job"
Philip Pullman, author of the fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials

LISTINGS INFO

Stand Tall - A Rock Musical

By Lee Wyatt-Buchan, Aldie Chalmers & Sandy Chalmers
Directed by Simon Greiff

Landor Theatre
70 Landor Road
London
SW9 9PH

Box Office:
020 7737 7276 or www.landortheatre.co.uk 


Nearest Rail/Tube:
Clapham North (Northern Line)
Clapham High Street (BR)

Wednesday 12 October  –  Saturday 12 November
Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 7.30pm
All Friday shows at 7.00pm
(no performance Tuesday October 18)
 Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3.00pm.

Press night Monday 17 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.00 (£16.00 concessions)

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