Heaven sent? US musical Mythic gets its world premiere at Charing Cross

06 Sep
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases

The relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter can be sheer hell – especially if that daughter is a Greek goddess with a taste for the Underworld! At London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 1 October to 25 November 2018, Mythic turns the Greek story of Persephone on its head, with the gods as chart-topping rock stars, power-hungry politicians & professional VIPs.

Mythic, by Marcus Stevens (book and lyrics) and Oran Eldor (music) has its world premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season (press night is 8 October).

In a world of Olympian celebrity, Persephone struggles between her mother Demeter’s expectations and a desire to find her own path. But her wish for independence comes back to bite her when she gets trapped in the Hell with Greece’s perennial bad boy, Hades. The journey that follows is an offbeat, emotionally-charged tale for ancient and modern times. 

In the creative team are director/choreographer Sarah O’Gleby, musical supervisor Chris Hatt, musical director Chris Ma, designer Lee Newby, lighting designer Jamie Platt, sound designer Andrew Johnson, and casting director Harry Blumenau for Debbie O’Brien Casting. Cast to be announced.