News: Noel Sullivan to star in The Rhythmics at Southwark Playhouse

September 21, 2021
News: Noel Sullivan to star in The Rhythmics at Southwark Playhouse
Watch official music video

Noel Sullivan is set to star alongside recent graduate Zweyla Mitchell Dos Santos, who makes her professional debut in brand-new British musical The Rhythmics.

The production will premiere at Southwark Playhouse from 2 December 2021 to 8 January 2022.

Presented by Aria Entertainment and Metta Theatre, the life-affirming musical has also released an official music video of the two stars performing together.

The Rhythmics features a book and lyrics by P Burton-Morgan and music and lyrics from Stiles and Drewe award-winner Ben Glasstone. The show explores the crisis of masculinity via a collection of oddballs belting their way through a thrillingly catchy guitar-led score.

Hapless single-dad Grey is in a rut. Teenage daughter Silva packs him off to revive his rockstar dreams, successfully auditioning for ‘Nick & the Rhythmics’ only to realise he’s actually signed up for an all-male Rhythmic Gymnastics troupe.

Against the odds these burly blokes make it as far as the World Championships – twirling their ‘ribbons of fire’ – and along the way Grey finally learns to commit to life. Calendar Girls meets The Full Monty in this joyous new British musical.

Noel Sullivan is perhaps best known for being part of pop group Hear’Say, with theatre credits including School of Rock the Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and We Will Rock You.

The creative team will include direction by P Burton-Morgan and choreography by Mark Smith, with Ellie Verkerk as musical supervisor, Erika Gundesen as musical director, James Nicholson as sound designer, Francine Huin-Wah as costume designer, Jane Deitch as casting director, and Will Reynolds as set and lighting designer.

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