Did you see? Noel Sullivan stars in It's Only Life's UK premiere

02 May
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Noel Sullivan stars in It's Only Life

Award-winning American musical revue IT'S ONLY LIFE gets its UK premiere at London's Union Theatre this summer care of Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson with a fantastic five-strong ensemble cast including Noel Sullivan...

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment - whose recent hits include The Addams Family, Hair, Yank!, Pippin and The Toxic Avenger - has announced the UK premiere of John Bucchino's musical revue It's Only Life, which will run for four weeks only this summer at London's Union Theatre from 13 June to 7 July 2018.

Lipson said: "I have been in love with this beautiful piece for many years. There has never been a more appropriate time to now bring it to the UK. I am thrilled to bring together such a talented team of cast and creatives to the Union Theatre this summer".

The cast comprises Noel Sullivan (Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Jennifer Harding (Funny Girl, Legally Blonde) and Jordan Shaw (Follies, tick, tick... BOOM!). They are joined by recent graduates Will Carey and Sammy Graham.

It's Only Life is a musical revue featuring the songs of award-winning American songwriter John Bucchino. His songs have been recorded and performed by the likes of Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkel and many others. Conceived by director Daisy Prince and Bucchino, It's Only Life is about longing, fulfilment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom.

According to the New York Times, Bucchino's 'flowing, finely made piano ballads describe an urban life in which relationships come and go in cycles of yearning, fulfilment, heartbreak and healing' - where romantic love is anticipated with 'high expectations, high anxiety and open hearts.' The show won LA's 2008 Ovation Award for Best Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical.

At the Union, It's Only Life is directed by Tania Azevedo (The ToyBoy Diaries, Paper Hearts), with musical direction by Nick Barstow, choreography by William Whelton, design by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, lighting by Clancy Flynn and casting by Jane Deitch.

It’s Only Life runs from 13 June to 7 July 2018 at The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR. Performances run Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!