Ascend to the West End: New Musical Theatre Festival — Goldsmiths, University of London
Date: 14, 16, 18 September
Time: 7pm / 2pm matinee (18 September)
Tickets: £15 / £10
Discount: If you want to see all four shows running as part of Ascend to the West End, enter code ASCEND at checkout to avail of £25 tickets. Consult Booking Info tab for more information.
This is a double-bill performance with an interval between each show.
Hill Behind the Hill
Hill Behind The Hill is the story of Jacob and Sebastian and the strange connection that brings them together. Beneath the bright lights of 1930’s Hollywood, Sebastian Raymond is an up-and-coming star, searching for the role that will place him among the greats. Sebastian is notably talented, irresistibly handsome, conscientious, kind and in love with the enigmatic Ayn Marigold. Amidst the pressure of tabloid scandals, dark secrets and misplaced confidence, the question remains: What is Sebastian willing to sacrifice for the idea of a perfect life? Who can he trust when he can’t even trust himself? What will he find when ambition, jealousy and manipulation start to invade the seemingly perfect world he has built for himself and it all comes crumbling down?
Violence, themes of violence, themes of abuse, strong language, blood, projections/light flickers.
Tears of Laughter
Tears of Laughter is the story of 30-year-old Oscar who, 15 years ago, traded his working-class youth for the time of his life at the circus. After returning to his hometown, he quickly discovers that the equality and joy he experienced among his circus family are not lived, let alone celebrated, there. Fortunately, Oscar finds warmth on the stage of a local comedy club while trying to defy the cold society with his hope and optimism off-stage. But reality won't stop brutally hitting him, with heart- and man-breaking consequences.
Suicide, violence, strong language.