The ‘Next Thing You Know’, has been hailed as “‘Rent’ for this generation”, and follows the story of four New Yorkers as they laugh, love and drink their way through the big questions that face all young dreamers who wake up in the city that never sleeps.
These include: Does marrying a really nice guy mean you’re settling down or just settling?
Does taking a 9-to-5 equal giving up or growing up?
Does a decade in the city break you down or break you in?
With the book by Ryan Cunningham and Music and Lyrics by Joshua Salzman, ‘Next Thing You Know’ looks at a time in life where one day you wake up, and instead of a hangover, you have a job. Instead of a fling, you have a live-in girlfriend. And instead of naïve dreams, you have reality.
Amelia Atherton (Lisa) is a 2020 graduate of Preparation Academy (PPA), gaining a BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre. Her roles in training include The Lady of the Lake in ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’.
Bessy Ewa (Waverley) graduated this year from Arts Educational Schools in Musical Theatre. Her roles in training include Ms Luckenbill in ‘Freaky Friday’ and Serena in ‘Legally Blonde’.
Calum Henderson (Luke) is a 2020 graduate of Guildford School of Acting, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre. His roles in training include Sebastian in ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’. As a child actor he appeared in the West End as Artful Dodger in ‘Oliver!’ and Bruce in ‘Matilda’.
Nathan Shaw (Darren) trained at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) and graduated this year with a BA (Hons) Musical Theatre. His roles in training include Frederick Trumper (The American) in ‘Chess’.
The Garden Theatre at The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY from Tues 20 October – Sat 31 October. Times: Vary. Admission: 20 & 21 October £18 + booking fee; other shows £20.00 + bkng fee.
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