It has been announced that David Hunter (Once), Rebecca Trehearn (City of Angels) and Stephen Rahman Hughes (Rock of Ages) will star in a workshop presentation of a new musical called Midnight.
Based on the play Citizens of Hell by Azerbaijan’s Elchin, the musical is written by Timothy Knapman (book and lyrics) and Laurence Mark Wythe (music and lyrics). Midnight will be staged at the St James Studio on 9th October 2015 at 2pm.
The full cast also includes Nick Hayes, Thomas Sutcliffe, Greg Castiglioni, Kiara Jay and Jenny O’Leary. Matthew Gould directs with musical direction by James Cleeve. The piece is described as a "haunting new musical thriller" which "matches dark wit with an innovative score".
New Year’s Eve, 1937. Welcome to Baku, Azerbaijan, part of the police state of the Soviet Union where, as the clock ticks towards midnight, a husband and wife nervously raise their glasses to an uncertain future. The past year has been the worst of the Great Terror, in which the paranoid dictator Joseph Stalin unleashed wave upon wave of arrests and executions of ordinary citizens. And then comes the dreaded knock on the door… Is it the Communist state’s ruthless secret police? Or a far more mysterious and terrifying visitor? Dark secrets emerge, time is suspended and the couple are tested to breaking point and beyond.