About the showArlene Phillips directs a reworked, revamped version of smash-hit new British rock musical 27, which returns to the London stage under the title of Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus. Originally premiering at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, the production plays a limited nine performances at The Other Palace.
A new genre of musical that is guaranteed to capture the hearts of every generation, Myth is a modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld. Taking an intimate look at the link between mental illness and the music industry, the musical examines a growing social and cultural problem.
With the industry stealing the lives of bright stars, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse, the musical questions the pressures of fame and music. Told in a semi-staged, workshop version, this is an incredible opportunity to see a brand new British musical.
Casting includes Zoe Birkett, Jaymi Hensley, Jodie Jacobs, Jodie Steele and Jessamy Stoddart, as well as Joe Burman, Richard Carson, Eloise Davies, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Joel Harper-Jackson, Laura Johnson, Shekinah McFarlane, Matthew McKenna, Alice Martin and Damien Walsh.
Myth is directed by Arlene Phillips, whose directing credits including international productions of Saturday Night Fever, Starlight Express, Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar. Featuring a live 6-piece band on stage, the production is written by Sam Cassidy, who is best-known as an actor.
Mixing the ancient past with a modern look at music, Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus is guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. The production plays a strictly limited week season at The Other Palace, from March 10th to March 17th 2018.
Who Should See It?Those who saw 27 at the Cockpit Theatre should revisit this reworked musical, whilst those who missed it now have the chance to catch it again. Rock-lovers and fans of the music industry should also visit to take an intimate look at a growing societal problem.
Myth is not recommended for young children.