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The Great British Bake Off inspired musical THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF to launch the Landor Theatre Autumn season

THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF

AN EXCEEDINGLY BRITISH NEW MUSICAL
FROM TUESDAY 8 TO SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013

Following a sell-out run at Waterloo East Theatre in August, deliciously funny and exceedingly British new musical The Bakewell Bake Off will transfer to the Landor Theatre on Tuesday 8 October 2013 (press night Thursday 10 October) it was announced today. On sale now!

Take seven eager contestants, three feuding judges and one bewildered hostess; add flour, eggs and sugar and mix together in a small village. Add the pressure of a baking competition and you've got a recipe for a hilarious musical comedy! Come and join the folk of Bakewell for their annual bake off, where signature bakes combine with song and dance in a fantastic feast of fun.

The Bakewell Bake Off began as a project at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), where a group of MA Musical Theatre performance students decided to write and perform an original musical. Inspired by the BBC’s phenomenally successful The Great British Bake off, they set out to create a piece that gently satirised modern Britain whilst celebrating all things 'cake'.

The cast includes recent GSA graduates Cerys Alley, Tom Beynon, Lucy Emmott, Will Ferris, Katherine Glover, Victoria Humphreys, Emily Jeffreys, Maura Matlak, Alexandra Spalding, Tim Stuart and Kayleigh Thadani.

The Bakewell Bake Off is directed by Julian Woolford. Julian is currently Head of Postgraduate Musical Theatre at GSA. He has previously been Artistic Director of Sevenoaks Playhouse and The Global Search for New Musicals.  His recent other work includes The Importance of Being Earnest at the English Theatre of Hamburg, Liberace Live From Heaven at Leicester Square Theatre and  New Zealand tour and the recent national tour of Oklahoma!.

The Bakewell Bake Off is written by the Baking Committee, directed by Julian Woolford and choreographed by Kayleigh Thadani and Nicole Tiffany Rushing. The musical director is Kevin Michael Cripps. It is produced by The Baking Committee.

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LISTINGS DETAILS
TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013
THE LANDOR THEATRE
Performances:
Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
Tickets: £18
Box Office: 020 7737 7276 | www.landortheatre.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

FOLLOWED BY
THE FIRST LONDON REVIVAL OF

THAT FACE
THE FIRST PLAY FROM
MULTI AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT
POLLY STENHAM
FROM TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER TO SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2013


That Face, the debut play from award-winning playwright Polly Stenham, will have its first London revival at the Landor Theatre from Tuesday 12 November to Sunday 1 December (press night Thursday 14 November) it was announced today. On sale now. Casting to be announced.

That Face is a compelling portrayal of an affluent family in freefall. Mia is at boarding school. She has access to drugs. They are Martha’s. Henry is preparing for art college. He has access to alcohol. From Martha. Martha controls their lives. Martha is their mother. This is a family at breaking point. Mia and Henry have long been dealing with their mother's addictions, but after a prank goes wrong at Mia's boarding school, their situation goes from comically bad to utterly ridiculous. When their estranged father arrives to sort things out, they must face the reality that their well-to-do family may have combusted beyond repair. That Face is a hard-hitting, intense and darkly comic exploration of children who become parents to their parents.

'Explosive and gobsmacking'
The Observer

'A remarkable and unforgettable piece of theatre'
Daily Telegraph

Polly Stenham wrote That Face when she was just 19 years old. The original production at the Royal Court Theatre, which later transferred into the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre, was directed by Jeremy Herrin and starred Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith. Awards for That Face include the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. It was also nominated for Best New Play at the 2009 Olivier Awards. Polly’s second and third plays, Tusk Tusk and No Quarter, were also produced by The Royal Court, and she is currently under commission to the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre. For film Polly is writing a screenplay adaption of Tusk Tusk for Origin Pictures and Film4, and for television Polly is writing and directing a short film for Sky Arts.

That Face will be directed by Tara Robinson, who is currently Associate Director to Michael Grandage on his West End season at the Noel Coward Theatre, currently working on A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Sheridan Smith and David Walliams. Tara runs her own company The Conker Group and is an associate director at The Gate and with Company of Angels. Recent credits include Political Me: Apology Songs at Camden People’s Theatre, The Bomb at Tricycle Theatre and the 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic Theatre.

The Landor Theatre is one of London's most adventurous and attractive little theatres. Starting life in 1994 as the Cage Theatre, for almost 20 years it has developed an extraordinary reputation for programming new and exciting work, with a commitment to housing new and rarely seen musicals in an intimate setting.

That Face is written by Polly Stenham and directed by Tara Robinson, with set and costume design by Rachel Stone and lighting design by Derek Anderson. It is produced by David Adkin.


LISTINGS

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2013
THE LANDOR THEATRE
Performances:
Tuesday - Thursday and Saturdays – 7.30pm
Fridays – 7.00pm
Saturdays and Sundays – 3,00pm
Tickets: £16 (Previews £12)
Box Office: 020 7737 7276 | www.landortheatre.co.uk

ON SALE NOW

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