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REDCLIFFE

Studio
31 May 2024
Tickets from £22.50
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes
Age recommendation 14+
Trigger warnings Themes of oppression.

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After a sold-out presentation of Act 1 as part of MTFestUK 2024, the new musical REDCLIFFE returns with public workshop performances that offer a first look at the full musical.

REDCLIFFE is written by Jordan Luke Gage (Bonnie & Clyde, Heathers, &Juliet) and is based on the true events of William Critchard and Richard Arnold in Redcliffe, Bristol in the 1750s and is an epic tale of forbidden love during the persecution people faced for hundreds of years.

William is feeling the pressure to find a wife whilst also being the breadwinner to his family. His mother’s nagging doesn’t help. When he meets Richard, he unlocks a world he had never dared to explore before and it’s clear there is no going back.

Set to lead the workshop performances are Jordan Luke Gage as William and Liam Tamne as Richard. Full cast to be announced.

Cast

Lauren Drew
Jordan Luke Gage
Nadine Higgin
Leanne Jones
Matteo Johnson
Jessica Lee
Rebecca Lock
Joseph Peacock
Steven Serlin
Liam Tamne
Jess Douglas Welsh
Russell Wilcox

Creatives:

Book, Music & Lyrics: Jordan Luke Gage
Orchestrations & Musical Direction: Ben Tomalin
Director: Bronagh Lagan

Writer Jordan Luke Gage says, ‘REDCLIFFE is a story that I have been living with for some time now so I’m very excited to present it in this workshop form to an audience. I based the musical on an article I found in the Bristol archives that explores the complexity of navigating a forbidden gay relationship in a world of societal pressure and expectations. Ultimately it is the exploration of the human heart and the lengths we will go to be able to live freely.

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