Danielle Steers stars in queer, revolutionary musical Fury and Elysium at The Other Palace Studio this summer, immersing audiences in Weimar-era Berlin and the fight for artistic revolution against the backdrop of the rise of fascism.
Fury and Elysium will star Danielle Steers (The Cher Show, UK Tour; Six, West End), Iz Hesketh (Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Head over Heels, Manchester Hope Mill Theatre), Rosie Yadid (Bad Jews, Arts Theatre), Ashley Goh (The Phase, VAULT Festival; Red Riding Hood, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Maya Kristal Tenenbaum (The Band’s Visit, Donmar Warehouse) and Michal Horowicz (The Band’s Visit, Donmar Warehouse; Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre). Charlotte Clitherow (Zorro, Cadogan Hall) also joins the ensemble as swing/standby.
Directed by Rafaella Marcus (SAP, Soho Theatre & UK Tour; Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre) & Karoline Gable (Oslo, National Theatre/West End), this epic new production explores queer culture and the fascinating lives of three very different Jewish women coming from the worlds of expressionist art, political agitation and the drag king scene. Fury and Elysium has a book by Stephanie Martin (Juniper and Jules, Soho Theatre; Passion Fruit, New Diorama Theatre) and music and lyrics by renowned singer-songwriter Calista Kazuko Georget.
Fury and Elysium is at The Other Palace Studio Tuesday 6th – Sunday 18th June 2023.
You’re starring in Fury and Elysium at The Other Palace Studio, what can you tell us about this new musical?
Fury & Elysium is a powerful, sexual, queer wonderful and weird journey through 1920s Berlin. As told by six powerful figures of the time.
What was it about Stephanie Martin and Calista Kazuko Georget’s writing that made you so keen to be a part of the show?
It was unlike anything I’d heard or seen before, Stephanie’s writing is beautiful, there’s so many moments that make you think, but what I love is how even though the show is set in 1920, there is so much relatable text of the present!
Listening to Calista’s music made me very excited as she shows so much passion and the intricacies of her writing make for exciting work. I was thrilled to be able to get my teeth into this piece!
Tell us a little about your role in the production, what are you enjoying most about it?
I am playing the role of Kitty Schmidt, who was the owner of Berlin’s hottest brothel of the time. Fury and Elysium is a very ensemble heavy piece. We each get to shine as our characters but also we get to explore other worlds with other characters as well as support each other in turn. We also have these wonderful ensemble moments which are like art which is really interesting.
And is there any part of it you think will be challenging?
Absolutely! For me personally this is unlike any show I’ve ever done before, it’s quite acting heavy and that scares me, which is why I see it as a challenge, I want to step out of my comfort zone and push boundaries and this show does that for me. We should always be pushing boundaries and saying… yes, I can!
What are you enjoying about working with your fellow cast mates?
It is such a fantastic room to be in, I am learning everyday working with them and it’s a good energy always. There’s nothing better than a warm supportive room of people!
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking to see Fury and Elysium?
What are you waiting for!? You don’t want to miss this!