Liam Doyle & Laura Tebbutt star in premiere of Live at Zedel's first musical

22 Mar
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt

#StageFaves Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt star in the premiere of AFTER YOU, the first new musical to be staged - and specially written for - renowned London cabaret venue, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, which has a limited run in April...

Writing duo Alex Parker and Katie Lam’s new musical AFTER YOU, which is performed for the first time next month, will star Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt. The production, directed by Alastair Knights, runs at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, in the heart of London's West End, from 13 to 22 April 2017, with a press night on 14 April.

First announced as part of the new Live at Zedel cabaret programme in December, and written, scored and cast since, AFTER YOU is the first musical conceived specifically for Crazy Coqs. 

AFTER YOU is a story about falling in love, the price of success, and the things we sometimes need to keep for ourselves. Meeting by chance at a cabaret performance, two strangers strike up a conversation. Unavailable and living incompatible lives, their connection is still sudden and deep. Unable to resist meeting again, they are soon consumed by a perfect secret that threatens to overwhelm the worlds they have worked so hard to earn.

Katie Lam and Alex Parker have been writing and producing musicals and musical theatre songs for three years, including commissioned numbers for the opening of the WhatsOnStage awards and for cabarets of Olivier award-winning actors including Janie Dee (Crazy Coqs) and Paul Baker (St. James Theatre Studio). Their previous shows include All Aboard, Amateur Dramatics: A Musical Comedy (both Electric Theatre) and The Railway Children: A Musical (starring Gina Beck and David Birrell, Holy Trinity, Guildford).

Crazy Coqs is one of Soho’s most vibrant cultural spaces with a programme embracing multiple art forms. Showcasing many of the West End’s most exciting musical theatre stars, Crazy Coqs has become the venue of choice for musical theatre cabaret, but AFTER YOU will be the first full-length musical to be presented at the venue and the first commission. Tasked with devising a modern narrative that would make contextual sense of the Crazy Coqs location whilst celebrating its unique intimacy, Katie Lam and Alex Parker have taken their inspiration from Brief Encounter, Falling in Love and The Way We Were to give a contemporary take on a classic love story.