The Turbine Theatre, at Battersea Power Station will present Halls, a new musical directed by Andy Fickman (Heathers) and written by Jennifer Harrison and George Stroud, to audiences from 07 July.
Having previously been performed at MTFest 2022 in workshop form, this summer will see the production in the next stage of its development.
Centring around eight first-year, university students, from different backgrounds and upbringings, who are brought together when they’re all allocated the same flat in Halls of Residence, Flat 15B.
The show follows the characters over the course of the academic year, exploring the relationships they form, as they learn to live together whilst experiencing student life.
Freshers week, exam stress, the cost of student living, and romance, are all key themes in this coming-of age-story. Laugh, and cry, as the flatmates find their feet in a world where their decisions are now entirely their own. The upbeat, contemporary, pop-rock soundtrack mirrors the sense of nostalgia that the show evokes.
The Turbine Theatre is a space for new work to be tried out. A safe space where writers and creatives have the time and environment to play. This means that the creative team will be working on the material and fine-tuning it during its run.
All production elements (sound/lighting/set/costume etc ) are there to give you an idea of what the show will be in a more realised scenario as opposed to it feeling ‘finished’. Most importantly, the way our audiences engage with the show will dictate how it develops so do come along and be a crucial part of this exciting journey as Halls evolves.
Ten years after the award winning TV show, Breaking Bad, hit our screens comes: Faking Bad – The Unauthorised Parody Methsical.
Written by Rob Gathercole and directed by Andrew Beckett, the show arrives on the Turbine Theatre stage from 17 August.
Breaking Bad is widely considered one of the best TV shows of the 21st Century. Similarly this very unauthorised tribute to it, Faking Bad is (predicted) to be one of the most stupid and best pieces of musical theatre to ever grace a stage!
The production will feature actor-musicians who, against the backdrop of an old industrial tunnel, condense the epic story of a lost chemistry teacher into a one act musical comedy.
This all singing, all dancing methsical contains a ridiculous array of musical styles and theatrical tropes to speed through 62 hours of television in under 90 minutes, with the promise to keep the audiences laughing, on this joyous ride through the desert! We promise it won’t be dry and there will be Mexican hats…maybe maracas!
Come jump in our RV for this chaotic and zany tribute to one of the best written binges this century.