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New rock musical Myth lands at The Other Palace

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 22 January 2018

New rock musical Myth: The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus, directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Sam Cassidy, will have 9 concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace this March.

Playing from Saturday 10 – Saturday 17 March 2018, the show, an earlier version of which was called 27, will return to London in a semi-staged production, accompanied by a live 6-piece band. Myth features a reworked title, revised book and new songs.

Myth: The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus is a modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld, looking at mental illness and addiction in society. More specifically, it explores the rock music business, with a storyline with echoes of the tragically short lives of some of music’s brightest stars, including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.

Myth: The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus at The Other Palace

Myth: The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus at The Other Palace

Of the announcement, Phillips said: “We were inspired by the recent workshop performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express and believed this method of presentation would be invaluable to the development of Myth: The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus.”

Writer Cassidy added: “It’s true that musicals are not written, but rather rewritten, and this is a fantastic opportunity… This latest run will give us the chance to see how this new version works with the chance for audiences to give us feedback.”

Full casting for Myth: The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus is to be announced.

Tickets are available through The Other Palace website.


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