DISCOVERY (COULD IT BE NOW?) is the first track to be released from the new musical and stars Jordan Luke Gage as Kevin (& Juliet, Bat Out Of Hell) and Matthew Cavendish as Pat (Play That Goes Wrong). The song, set at the fence between two neighbouring schools, explores the moment Kevin (a 17 year old sci-fi nerd who can’t find his place in “Cool Britannia”) spots a boy on the other side who looks identical to him! With the aid of his (even more nerdy) best friend Pat, they try to explore how this could have possibly come to pass!
The workshop, which took place at Paul Taylor Mill’s Turbine Theatre in Battersea Power Station, was developed with direction by Luke Kernaghan & choreography by Claira Vaughan. The creative team also includes visual design by Andrew Exeter, sound design by Dan Samson and orchestrations by Lewis Andrews. Captured with motion graphics & effects by Sam Diaz and videography/editing by West End Video.
The workshop is being developed by West End star Ruthie Henshall’s production company: Three Pin Productions. Henshall explains “We are absolutely thrilled to bring together such a talented new generation of west end stars for the first exploration of this exciting new musical. Worlds Apart is a quintessentially British new musical with all the energy and youthful optimism that is still desperately needed 20 years on.” Set between two schools separated by a fence in South London 1999, Worlds Apart follows the comedic coming of age journey between Dylan, an educational misfit with the gift of the gab and Kevin, an academic fantasist with social anxiety. Two 17 year olds on the cusp of a new millennium where anything seemed possible and youth culture defined the rules. Driven by an anarchic brit pop influenced original score, the boys push the boundaries of classroom order, taking their future’s into their own hands to beat the system.
Future production information to be confirmed but further content from the production’s workshop staring the rest of the workshop cast is rumoured to be released.
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