It has been announced that Duncton Wood will premiere at the Union Theatre.
Staged and directed by Michael Strassen, the show opens on 29th May (previews from 27th May) and runs until 20th June 2015.
The new musical has music and lyrics by Mark Carroll and book by James Peries. It is adapted from William Horwood's novel. Musical direction is by Josh Sood with design by Jean Gray and orchestrations by Michael England.
The full cast includes: Josh Little as Bracken, Amelia-Rose Morgan as Rebecca, Trevor Jones as Hulver/Boswell, Anthony Cable as Mandrake, Thomas Thoroe as Rune, Anna Stolli as Rose the Healer, Oli Reynolds as Cairn and James Sinclair as Stonecrop.
When Duncton Wood falls under a tyrant’s rule the old beliefs and nature itself are under threat. For young Bracken, and the few others with courage, exile may be just the beginning of a long road home...
Magical, lyrical and animalistic this story of faith wars, youthful romance, freedom fighters, and deep friendship plays out in a woodland world torn apart by dictatorship and the battle to survive.