Earl Carpenter, Charlotte Wakefield & Dean John-Wilson are amongst The Dreamers at world-renowned Abbey Road Studios

21 Nov
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Picture: Tom Leishman

The four premiere performances of James Beeny and Gina Georgio’s The Dreamers in December 2018 will mark the first time in history that a musical has been performed at Abbey Road Studios. The iconic Studio One, which has played host to the likes of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Sting and U2, will be transformed into a theatre especially for the event. Have a listen to a track below...

Inspired by true events, brand-new British musical The Dreamers will be performed at Abbey Road Studios on Friday 7 December and Saturday 8 December at 2pm and 7.30pm. Created and written by James Beeny and Gina Georgio, the show is directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy

At the outbreak of the First World War, a young and inexperienced officer, Reggie, is pushed into leadership by his rich and powerful father. On an ill-fated voyage to the battlefield, Reggie struggles to hold his unit together when a jealous and bitter recruit, Jack, stirs trouble amongst the men. Disaster strikes when their ship crashes, and amidst the chaos, Reggie and Jack are thrown together.

The Dreamers stars Will Carey (It’s Only Life), Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Evita), Dougie Carter (Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables), Zoe Doano (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Death Takes A Holiday), Col Farrell (Oh! What A Lovely War!, In Loving Memory, Young Chekov Trilogy), Phoebe Fildes (Once The Musical, The Mousetrap), Maria Graciano (Miss Saigon, Matilda The Musical, Wicked), Thomas Grant (Vanity Fair, Midsomer Murders), Tom Hier (Miss Saigon, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half A Sixpence, Titanic), Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, The King and I), Craig Nash (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sam O’Rourke (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents), Claire Parrish (Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), Leah Pinney (The Clockmaker’s Daughter), Charlotte Wakefield (Spring Awakening, The Sound of Music, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia!), Paul Wilkins (Les Misérables) and Annette Yeo (Love Never Dies, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, The Phantom of the Opera).

The choreography is by Lee Proud, set and costume design by Simon Wells, sound design by Andrew Josephs, lighting design by Tim Deiling, associate choreography by Joanne McShane and costume supervision by Mary Charlton.