There’s a party going at the Acropolis, or at least at London’s Charing Cross Theatre, as the world premiere production of Mythic has its run extended by three weeks to 15 December 2019. Plus the show’s cast recording will be released in two weeks’ time. Will you be adding the album to your Christmas wish list?
Mythic, by Marcus Stevens (book and lyrics) and Oran Eldor (music), turns the ancient Greek story of Persephone on its head, with the gods as chart-topping rock stars, power-hungry politicians, and professional VIPs.
In a world of Olympian celebrity, Persephone struggles between her mother Demeter’s expectations and a desire to find her own path. But her wish for independence comes back to bite her when she gets trapped in the Hell with Greece’s perennial bad boy, Hades. The journey that follows is an offbeat, emotionally-charged tale for ancient and modern times.
Mythic opened on 1 October and was due to end its seven-week run this weekend on 25 November. The cast includes Genevieve McCarthy as Aphrodite (nominated for Best Female in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Off West End awards), Georgie Westall (Persephone), Daniella Bowen (Demeter), Michael Mather (Hades), Tim Oxbrow (Zeus), Eloise Davies, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Jade Marvin, Jamie Ross, Ben Welch and Ben Lancaster.
In the creative team