In The Heights is back! Thanks to the British Theatre Academy

14 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
The British Theatre Academy brings In The Heights back to London...

HAMILTON mania may be hitting the UK right now ahad of its long awaited (and now postponed) West End opening, but we could never forget the joy of Lin-Manuel Miranda's first, Tony Award-Winning show IN THE HEIGHTS. It may have closed last year but the British Theatre Academy are bringing it back for an exclusive three-performance run this October in Stockwell...

The British Theatre Academy is to present The Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS (from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the global hit sensation HAMILTON) at The Stockwell Playhouse on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October.

Directed By Dean Johnson (GODSPELL at the Actor’s Church, Covent Garden featuring West End and Broadway stars Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo and George Maguire together with pupils from the Academy); Staging by Billy Cullum (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent); and Musical direction by Phillip Shute.

The rehearsed staging will feature a cast of 35 of the best British Theatre Academy performers and includes Isabella Pappas (Olivier nominated for THE NETHER, ANNIE UK tour, Lucy in 13 at the Ambassadors Theatre); Bradley Riches (star of DISASTER! THE MUSICAL at  Charing Cross Theatre); Lewis Ledlie (Brett in 13 at the Ambassadors Theatre); and Billy Nevers (IMAGINARY).

Award winning BTA is a performing arts programme that has inspired and nurtured the talent of thousands of young performers over the past 30 years. Over the summer the BTA presented Jason Robert Browne’s 13 the Musical in the West End at the Ambassdors Theatre to universal acclaim, including 12 x ★★★★★ star rave reviews.

★★★★★ “The talent of the cast was incredible - it’s musical theatre at its finest” The Upcoming

★★★★★“13 The Musical “has a degree of sophistication which is staggering in a teenage show - a show to love & enjoy” Remotegoat

★★★★★ “Bar Mitzvah Joy - a delight from beginning to end and the cast I saw was superb” Reviewsgate

★★★★★ “The talent of the youngsters explodes onto the stage rivalling any other West End show. Fresh, current & uplifting - an hour and a half of sheer joy, you will not be disappointed” AtTheTheatre

★★★★★ “The British Theatre Academy’s incredible West End version of 13 The Musical is an absolute MUST-SEE! Fresh, hilarious and so much fun!” PagetoStagereviews

IN THE HEIGHTS features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Usnavi, the local proprietor of the corner bodega, is our guide through Washington Heights, a vibrant New York neighborhood full of striving immigrants and young lovers. When a winning lottery ticket is sold, fortunes shift, romance blooms, and hope springs eternal. Infused with hip-hop beats, salsa, and Latin soul.