YANK! A WWII Love Story
“Some stories didn’t make it into the history books”
Based on the Off-Broadway hit production, and transferring to London following a highly acclaimed run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester earlier this year, YANK! is a poignant love story based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War Two.
In 1943, young Mid-Westerner Stu is called up to serve in the forces and becomes a reporter for Yank Magazine, the journal ‘for and by the servicemen’. Following the men in Charlie Company, this acclaimed musical explores what it means to be a man and fall in love…
“YANK! is sensational” - Attitude
Scott Hunter (Grease, The Kissing Dance) will reprise his role as Stu and joining the company are Andy Coxon (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Les Misérables) as Mitch, Waylon Jacobs (Chicago, Memphis) as Sarge/Scarlet and Bradley Judge (Don’t Run, Sister Act) as Rotelli.
The rest of the company is completed by Benjamin Cupit, Lee Dillon-Stuart, Chris Kiely, Kris Marc-Joseph, Mark Paterson, Tom Pepper and Sarah-Louise Young.
This production is directed by James Baker, with musical direction by James Cleeve and choreography by Chris Cuming. Completing the creative team are designer Victoria Hinton, lighting designer Aaron J. Dootson, sound designer Chris Bogg and casting director Benjamin Newsome.
Featuring a compelling story and original music by American brothers David and Joseph Zellnik, Yank! pays homage to the timeless music of the 1940s and shows the struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you.
“A touching, heart-rending show, superbly performed “- The Reviews Hub
“...earthed with real sincerity and powered by a strong ensemble who bring a robustly masculine grace” - The Stage
“James Baker’s direction, James Cleeve’s musical supervision and especially Chris Cuming’s choreography hit standards far in advance of what seems reasonable to expect from the fringe” - The Guardian