Following two sold-out performances at Seven Arts in Leeds in 2011, hilarious comedy musical 'Buerk! The Newsical' is coming to London's Network Theatre. Playing three nights, Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May 2013, the hit show will be making its much-anticipated London debut.
'Buerk! The Newsical' comes from the minds of Tom Bailey and Greg Jameson. Using TV newsreader Michael Buerk as the story's hero, 'Buerk! The Newsical' is a fictional look back to the 80s reimagining Buerk's career at the BBC. Featuring characters based on iconic TV personalities including Moira Stuart and Ian McCaskill, the show is a hilarious and irreverent look at what life could have been like for Buerk.
With original songs penned by the show's creators Tom Bailey and Greg Jameson along with musicians Allan Stelmach and Mark Kingston, 'Buerk! The Newsical' is the funniest new British show to grace the stage in recent memory.
'Buerk! The Newsical' whisks us back to the 1980s, a time of hope and innocence when beer was cheap, red braces were in and ska was all the rage. Follow our hero Buerk (Greg Jameson) as he starts his career at BBC News, falls in love with Moira Stuart (Helen McDonald) and becomes the nation's most beloved newsreader. But it isn't all jollity and endless refills of Martini Rosso at News Towers. Buerk's new friend Ian McCaskill (Ollie Burton) appears to be a feckless weather boob, but he has a secret life. What evil plan will he conjure up to get Buerk out of the picture so that he can swoop on Moira?
Will Buerk and Moira find happiness and tie the knot? Will McCaskill use the power of Mugabe to control the weather? And what has Bob Geldof got to do with it all? Find out in 'Buerk! The Newsical'.
The show will run Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th May. Start time: 7.30pm. All performances take place at the Network Theatre, 246A Lower Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8SF. Tickets cost £10 and are available online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/buerkthenewsical/
Writers: Greg Jameson & Tom Bailey
Director: Tom Bailey
Songs by: Greg Jameson, Tom Bailey, Allen Stelmach & Mark Kingston
Cast: Greg Jameson as Buerk, Helen McDonald as Moira and Ollie Burton as McCaskill. Also featuring Stephen Mosley, Warwick St John and Tom Bailey.
Duration: 90 mins (including interval)
For more information on the show, visit www.buerkthenewsical.com, www.twitter.com/BuerkNewsical and www.facebook.com/buerkthenewsical.