Two first-look 75-minute showcase performances of Benny & Joon, a story about love, family and the power of a great grilled cheese based on the 1993 Johnny Depp movie will be open to the public on Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 November at The Other Palace.
Benny & Joon is a delightful new musical comedy based on the beloved hit film. Sweetly romantic and genuinely touching, it tells the story of Joon, an eccentric young woman, her protective older brother, and the charming and whimsical Sam, whose exuberant love for Joon changes them forever.
With his perfect impressions of Buster Keaton and his playful spirit, Sam shows Benny and Joon a new way to see the world. It is a moving love story full of magic and madness, unforgettable characters and a beguiling score.
Benny & Joon, Book by Kirsten Guenther, Music by Nolan Gasser, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, explores what happens when we step out of our comfort zone and take a leap toward love.
As it prepares for an expected UK premiere, two 75-minute first-look workshop performances of Benny & Joon will take place at 5pm on Monday 14 November and 3pm on Tuesday 15 November. Tickets go on sale today at The Other Palace with £10 seats available to the public.
The cast features: Christine Allado (Ruthie), George Blagden (Sam), Hannah Elless (Joon), Jak Malone (Waldo), Landi Oshinowo (Dr. Cruz), Simon-Anthony Rhoden (Mike), Andrew Samonsky (Benny), Eric Stroud (Larry).