Ascend to the West End: New Musical Theatre Festival — Goldsmiths, University of London
Date: 15, 17, 18 September
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.
Seedless Lover Plum
On the magical mountain Lusaka, the legendary seedless lovers' plum allows people to lose their memories. Every year, Christy and Scott – who share similar struggles, dreams and challenges – meet there to escape from their daily lives. As promises are made, it is difficult for them both to break the pact. Fortunately, this is where they benefit from the effect of the seedless lovers' plum, which makes them forget whatever they want to forget. And yet, it turns out that some people stay with you forever – even if they are no longer on the same mountain with you.
Three: A Generational Musical
What do you do with $600 at the end of the world? That is the question at the heart of The Ugly Art Collective’s latest musical Three: A Generational Musical, the first part in a series of musicals attempting to play with aesthetic, narrative, and performance in order to redefine standards of beauty and talent within musical theatre. Inspired by the Huantology of Derrida, and Mark Fisher, the musical attempts to blend conceptual art and Brecht’s Epic Theatre with different styles of musical theatre, from the Golden age of Rodgers and Hammerstein II to the postmodern. Directed by Flavia Bertram and written by Caleb Sharp, the show promises to be a unique and thrilling experience, bringing into question issues of class, politics, and inter-generational conflict.
Strong language, violence, blood