The Hope Theatre is a new fringe venue that, according to The Stage, will ensure all actors, stage crew and staff working there are paid at least the national minimum wage. The 50-seat flexible venue, in a room above the Hope and Anchor Pub in Islington, will not charge rent, instead operating on the basis of a box office split. Adam Spreadbury-Maher is behind the new theatre, he also runs the iconic King’s Head pub theatre.
It has been announced that ‘Ushers: The Front of House Musical’ will receive its premiere at The Hope Theatre, a new performance space in Islington. The production will run between 3rd and 31st December 2013 and has been described as ‘the perfect panto alternative’.
The musical follows the journey of five Ushers working Front of House in a commercial Theatre company in London’s glittering West End, showing the hilarious and extraordinary things they hear as ice-cream sellers.
Earlier this year James Oban (lyrics) and Yiannis G. Koutsakos (music and lyrics) entered @Westendproducers’s competition ‘Search For A Twitter Composer’ and made it to the final.
Casting will be announced shortly. Please visit www.kingsheadtheatre.com/hope-theatre for further information and tickets.