SYMPHONY last leg: rocking Soho Theatre, sending audiences home singing

Well it's been an amazing journey for SYMPHONY, which began as a small commission to create a theatre show for outdoor festivals in 2012, and has gone on to be seen by more audiences in more places than we had ever imagined. After our Fringe run this summer, and our short UK tour visiting various venues in the south east, Edinburgh, and Birmingham (where we also chucked in a deliciously dark Halloween Arts Club), we have rounded things off with a run at Soho Theatre in the ever-so-fitting downstairs cabaret bar. The London run finishes this Sun 30th Nov, so this week is your last chance to catch the show that has been delighting audiences around the country. If you're after a good dose of festival vibes to warm up your winter, this is the one for you. Just look at how audiences have been reacting to it - here's just a small selection of the amazing responses we've been getting:

audience quotes

And if you need any more persuading, check out the trailer featuring the amazing Katie Elin-Salt singing one of the show's original songs composed by Ed Gaughan.

Tickets can be booked here.

 

SYMPHONY rocks Edinburgh! Reviews, radio, and busking...

SYMPHONY has been going down a storm at the Assembly Bosco tent in Edinburgh ... and our crazy talented quartet of actor-musicians are getting an awful lot of love. Check out our twitter feed for a taste of it! And reviews are in too. Broadway Baby says "you begin to wonder why more theatre isn’t done like this, until you remember that there are very few who could pull it off."  While Total Theatre calls the show "truly thrilling... If you love theatre and have ever had a band you loved, this is a show for you." And Fest Mag says it “evok[es] the atmosphere of the music festival in the middle of the city.” Take a look at the show page for more great quotes. We're glowing.

Plus, just to prove their ridiculous energy levels, our cast are not only performing daily but taking their band around town too... they played a song and had a chat with Janice Forsyth on BBC Radio Scotland's legendary Culture Studio (you can listen again here, from 42 mins in); and they did a little busking session for Castle Radio.

Catch them while you can. 5pm daily in the Bosco tent in George Square gardens, until 25th August. BOOK HERE.

SYMPHONY PREVIEWS AT SOHO THEATRE THIS WEEKEND!

THEATRE. MEETS. GIG.

Symphony new cast image hi-res

Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's hottest writers collaborate with Fringe First winning new writing company nabokov to present a hilarious and eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music and spoken word. 

SPECIAL PREVIEWS AT SOHO THEATRE: SATURDAY 26TH AND SUNDAY 27TH JULY http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/symphony-preview

BOSCO TENT, ASSEMBLY GARDENS, EDINBURGH: THURSDAY 31ST JULY TO MONDAY 25TH AUGUST http://www.assemblyfestival.com/event.php?id=141

CAST: Jack Brown, Katie Elin-Salt, Liam Gerrard, Iddon Jones

★★★★★ The New Current "touchingly beautiful and powerfully frank... an unmissable gem"

★★★★★ The Public Reviews " treads a blurred line between theatre and gig…one of the highlights of the programme"

“Three plays about growing-up, relationships and romance are belted out by an incredibly versatile five piece that not only act their socks off but sing and accompany each other on a variety of instruments.” The Stage

"Overflowed with witty heartfelt lyrics and dialogue. A cross between a gig, a musical and a spoken-word event" The Guardian

"Perfectly pitched, funny and at times strangely emotional, the detail and observational wit is flawless." Exeunt

First commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude

INTRODUCING THE CAST OF SYMPHONY

Our amazing SYMPHONY actors have been beavering away over the last 2 weeks, weaving live music with spoken word to bring Tom, Nick and Ella’s stories to life. With the show opening tonight, we thought high time to properly introduce them and give them the shout-out they deserve…

SYMPHONY cast pics

Remy Beasley joins us fresh from the National Theatre Wales’ latest festive show, Silly Kings, performed in Cardiff Castle. With other National Theatre Wales credits under her belt, plus past work with director Joe Murphy including the barnstorming all-female Taming Of The Shrew for Shakespeare’s Globe and Fairy Tales for nabokov, oh AND she was in Symphony the first time round too – we know we’re in safe hands. She’s on bass, guitar, and vocals.

Jack Brown and Iddon Jones also performed in Symphony’s first run. Jack boasts various screen credits and last year was in Michael Grandage’s psychedelic West End Midsummer Night’s Dream opposite Sheridan Smith and David Walliams. And he’s got a pretty decent musical range – in Symphony playing guitar, drums, bass and harmonica, plus vocals of course. Iddon originates from Anglesey, North Wales; he attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and while there received the Gyearbuor Asante Prize, a Laurence Olivier (Personal Manager's Association Award) and a John Thaw Foundation Award for acting. He played Moritz in DEFFRO’R GWANWYN (Welsh translation of Spring Awakening) and Llew Llaw Gyffes in BLODEUWEDD, both for Theatr Genedlaethol. Other stonking classical credits include Adrian Noble's Tempest at Theatre Royal Bath and A Christmas Carol at Birmingham Rep. And new writing work includes The Best Years of Your Life and First Time Voters for nabokov, Playlist for Theatre503, and Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco for Sheer Drop Theatre.  He’s on guitar, drums, and vocals.

Last but not least, Adam Sopp has Starred as Ringo (yes, I know) in a North American tour of the Beatles musical Backbeat, just recently worked with Ruth Wilson on The El Train at Hoxton Hall, and also honed his festival credentials with outdoor performances at Glastonbury and Wilderness festivals for Red Not Dead (Shakespeare’s Globe Education project). He’s on keyboard and drums. And vocals! (Got it? This show has singing in.)

Come see them in action from tonight to 1st March. And take advantage of just-announced TICKET OFFER - £10 tickets for any performance tonight through to Saturday, when you quote promo code ASTHMA.

www.thevaultfestival.com/symphony/