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 and Scott Davies (The Return of Neverland) as India.

The rest of the company is completed by Benjamin Cupit, Scott Davies, 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 



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Marie Skłodowska-Curie. Physicist. Pioneer. Parent.

As she arrives from her native home in Poland to study at Sorbonne University in Paris, young Marie Skłodowska is certain she can make a name for herself and change the course of science. She discovers radium, a new chemical element, with her husband Pierre Curie, and she’s lauded with the Nobel Prize.

But she is faced with an overwhelming moral dilemma. As Marie discovers the lifesaving potential of radium to cure cancer, factory workers handling the glowing substance are succumbing to the insidious grip of radium poisoning.

As a woman with society against her, can she wrestle with both the potential and danger of her discovery – and what is she if radium’s dangers overshadow its possibilities?

A story of life and death, ‘Marie Curie’ has already captivated audiences in Korea and Japan with its sweeping score and story and is now brought to London audiences for the first time in a stirring original production directed by Sarah Meadows (Ride).


Cast: 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Ailsa Davidson
Anne Kowalska - Chrissie Bhima
Pierre Curie - Thomas Josling
Ruben DeLong - Richard Meek
Irene Curie/cover Anne Kowalska - Lucy Young
Featured Ensemble/Alternate Marie - Isabel Snaas
Featured Ensemble/cover Ruben - Christopher Killik
Featured Ensemble/cover Pierre - Dean Makowski-Clayton
Featured Ensemble - Maya Kristal Tenenbaum
Featured Ensemble - Yujin Park
On Stage Swing - Rio Maye

Creatives: 

Producers: Byungwon Kang & LIVE corp.
Book & Lyrics: Seeun Choun
Music: Jongyoon Choi
Director: Sarah Meadows
English Book Adaptation: Tom Ramsay
Musical Director: Emma Fraser
English Lyrics, New Musical Arrangements & Ensemble Arrangements: Emma Fraser
Literal Translation: Ahreumbi Rew
Associate Director: Olivia Munk 
Set & Costume Designer: Rose Montgomery 
Lighting Designer: Prema Mehta 
Choreographer: Joanna Goodwin
Costume Supervisor: Evelien van Camp 
Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson
Video Designer: Matt Powell
Casting Director: Jane Deitch
Production Manager: James Anderton
General Management: Ollie Hancock & Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


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