As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 20 September 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock makes her Union Theatre debut to talk to the writers and the stars of new actor-musician British musical MIDNIGHT. Got any questions?
Receiving its world premiere in a strictly limited season at the Off-West End musical powerhouse, MIDNIGHT is a haunting new musical thriller that matches a darkly witty psychological drama with a heartbreakingly beautiful score…
As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year’s Eve, a husband and wife talk nervously about what the future holds for them and their fellow citizens.
Welcome to Azerbaijan, part of the police state of the Soviet Union in the dying minutes of 1937. The past year has been the worst of the Great Terror, in which the paranoid dictator Joseph Stalin unleashed wave upon wave of arrests. Millions have been tortured and executed. Informants and spies are everywhere. No one knows who to trust.
And then comes the dreaded knock on the door. Is it the NKVD, the state’s ruthless secret police? Or a far more mysterious – and terrifying – visitor? Dark secrets emerge, time is suspended and the husband and wife are tested to breaking point – and beyond…
Directed by Kate Golledge, this three-hander story – accompanied by an actor-musician ensemble – is based on an original play, Citizens of Hell by the great Azerbaijani writer Elchin. In adapting Elchin’s parable, writers Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe have created a shatteringly unforgettable musical.
In MIDNIGHT, Colin Burnicle and Norma Butikofer are the Man and Woman with Leon Scott as the Visitor. The actor-musician ensemble also includes Ashley Daniels, Luke Thornton, Melania Maggiore and Tilly-Mae Millbrook.
For the MIDNIGHT post-show Q&A on Thursday 20 September 2018, I’ll be joined by writers, creatives and members of the cast. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
"As musical thrillers go, this homegrown one sounds fascinating. MIDNIGHT is a magnificent show to mark my 'debut' hosting a post-show discussion at London’s Union Theatre - one of my neighbourhood theatres, which I absolutely love - and with Debunk Theatre company. I hope you'll join us!"