Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre have today announced the full cast and UK tour dates for Pop Music, a World Premiere from Bruntwood Award-winner Anna Jordan (Yen).
The new play, which promises to be a night at the theatre like no other, charts two wedding guests’ rollercoaster journey through thirty epic years of pop. The production will play two dates at Latitude Festival, ahead of its opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 12th – 22nd September 2018 (press night 17th September), before embarking on a UK tour to Liverpool, Peterborough, Bracknell, Brighton, St Albans, Norwich, Doncaster, Havant, Manchester, Derby, Selby, Preston, Washington, Lincoln, Beverly, Canterbury, Bordon, Lyme Regis, Guildford, Halifax, Banbury, Barking, Maidenhead, Bromsgrove, Berwick Upon Tweed and Whitehaven.
Pop Music will star Katherine Kotz, Rakesh Boury and Ciaran Alexander Stewart.
For anyone that’s ever been a dick on the dance floor.
A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past.
G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.
Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out For The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? Pop makes promises it can’t keep, and soon they’ll discover they have more in common than their taste in tunes.
James Grieve said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Anna’s work for many years and I am thrilled to be taking her joyous, riotous pop party to audiences the length and breadth of the UK. I am excited to be working with the remarkable actor Ciaran Stewart Alexander to put BSL at the heart of the production, and with Backlight Productions on creative captioning. With a hilarious, heart-string tugging story and a soundtrack of cast iron pop classics, this is theatre you can dance in the aisles to.”