9 June to July 3 2022
Waterloo East Theatre presents the EUROPEAN PREMIERE of the AWARD WINNING
A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical
Lyrics: Ellen M. Schwartz. Additional Lyrics: Cheryl Stern. Music: Laura I. Kramer. Book: Ellen M. Schwartz,
Cheryl Stern, Laura I. Kramer & Jerry James. Based on the short story “A Letter To Harvey Milk” by Lesléa Newman.
Orchestrations: Ned Paul Ginsburg. Additional Arrangements: Ned Paul Ginsburg, Jeffrey Lodin
San Francisco. 1986.
When Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who's dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie but to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center is stunned. Harry's letter sets off a series of life-changing events that neither could have foreseen.
With its soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics, this musical deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people.
"one of those rare musicals that dares to confront both LGBTQ history and Jewish history. And it does so with visceral wit, grace, and a full heart.”
Gay City News
West End stars Barry James (Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Cabaret, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Carol Ball (Adams Family, Flashdance, Follies, 42nd Street) will lead the cast that will also include Rebecca Levy (Mama Mia) Joshua Anthony-Jones (Elegies) Harry Winchester (Three Little Pigs) and recent graduates Josselyn Ryder and Christopher Dodd
Director: Gerald Armin
Musical Director: Olivia Zacharia.
Lighting Design: Jonathan Simpson
Design: Emily Barker.
Company Stage Manger: Gareth McLeod
Casting: Andrew Lynford CSA.
Tue to Sat at 7.30pm
Matinee Sat & Sun at 4pm (No Matinee June 18)
Running time 110 mins including an interval.
£24 / £20 Concession*
Matinees ALL Tickets £18
Allocated seating. Strictly No Latecomers Admitted.
*(Students I Unwaged I Over 60’s I Equity I MU I Disabled I
Lambeth Residents I NHS I Armed Forces )
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