Fact or fiction? New musical Liberty Rides Forth! transfers to Waterloo East in October

24 May
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

Full of toe-tapping tunes, delicious comedy and a mischievous drag queen, David Kent’s show arrives in London via the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes…

Liberty, a mischievous drag queen, unexpectedly springs to life from the pages of Trevor’s new novel. The hapless author is attempting to write a best-seller to win over Susie, the woman he loves from afar, but now suddenly he and the three apprentice Muses sent to inspire him are fighting for Susie’s very survival!

On stage, Liberty will be played by veteran panto performer Dereck Walker, and Trevor will be played by William Hazell. Liberty Rides Forth!, which runs from 2-22 October 2018 at the Waterloo East Theatre, was a finalist in the Soho Theatre’s New Musical Project and has subsequently had successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes.  

David Kent’s first musical was the two-hander Uglies Do Edinburgh, which chronicled the further adventures of Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters. Soul Mates was specially commended in Lost Theatre’s Music Box 2014 competition and is now currently under development with Julie Clare Productions. His musical Just We Two workshopped in New York City in 2016. Writer/composer Kent has had his songs performed in New York, at the Yale Cabaret Conference, and in Los Angeles.

Musical director Michael Roulston is an accomplished and versatile musical director and composer with frequent work in the West End and as a regular face behind the piano at practically every major cabaret venue in London.

Director Susan Raasay has worked at the Pleasance Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Bridewell Theatre, and directed Liberty Goes Forth! for the Brighton and Edinburgh productions.