Following three sell-out performances at the Tristan Bates Theatre in September 2017 as part of the Take Note Festival, the new one-act musical, Free Solo: A New Musical, directed by Nick Leos, climbs into the Drayton Arms Theatre in South Kensington for a three-week run on 17th April 2018
John Robinson was a world-renowned free solo climber. Until he fell to his death at the age of 43. Eleven years later, his daughter Hazel discovers his old climbing journal. As she dives into her childhood, reliving memories with her fearless, daredevil dad and patient, optimist mother; she is desperate to answer one burning question: Will she ever understand her father?
Featuring an uplifting original score infused with folk, rock, country, and even 90s-cartoon theme songs, Free Solo is a powerful new musical about overcoming fear and what it means to belong to a family.
Free Solo was initially developed as part of the MA Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London. Free Solo was also shown at the BEAM2018 Industry Showcase for emerging new musicals.
Free Solo features Cecily Redman as Hazel Robinson, Simone Leonardi as John Robinson and Esther Shanson as Jess Robinson.