Perfect Pitch Musicals and South Hill Park have announced the world premiere production of new musical FROM UP HERE, which will play four performances from Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2012 at South Hill Park Arts Centre, featuring a West End cast including Leila Benn Harris, Tommy Sherlock, Russell Walker, Lisa Kerr and Tony Kemp. From Up Here has music and lyrics by Aaron Lee Lambert, and will be directed by Luke Sheppard with musical direction by Tom Attwood. It will also be streamed live via WhatsOnStage.com on Thursday 14 June at 7.30pm.
FROM UP HERE is a new musical by Aaron Lee Lambert that explores time, change and the choices that shape the lives of five very different people whose paths cross in the most unlikely of ways. High above the bustle of the city, five strangers find solace on the Brooklyn Bridge, suspended between who they were and what they might become. Isn't it funny how an accident can make your life complete? With a fresh, contemporary score that draws influences from Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown, From Up Here asks the question: what makes life worth living?
Perfect Pitch has assembled an impressive cast of experienced West End performers. Leila Benn Harris was recently seen in "Enron" at the Noel Coward Theatre. Her many other West End credits include 'Rebecca' in "Imagine This" at the New London Theatre, 'Christine' in "The Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre, "Evita" at the Adelphi Theatre and 'Carmen' in "Fame" at the Aldwych Theatre.
Tommy Sherlock's recent theatre credits include covering the role of 'Fiyero' in "Wicked" at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, 'Nick Piazza' in the UK Tour of "Fame", 'Motel' in the UK Tour of "Fiddler On The Roof" and 'Ren McCormack' in "Footloose" at The Playhouse Theatre.
Russell Walker's recent credits include 'Stan' in "Dirty Dancing" at the Aldwych Theatre,'Butler' in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Adelphi Theatre, 'Father Frank Jr' in "Saturday Night Fever" at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, "Mamma Mia!" at the Prince Edward theatre and the UK Tour of "Miss Saigon".
Lisa Kerr recently appeared in "Top Girls" at Chichester Festival Theatre and Trafalgar Studios. Other theatre credits include "The Good Soldier" at Theatre Royal Bath and "A Christmas Carol" at The Lowry.
Tony Kemp was recently seen as 'Franz' in the UK Tour of "The Sound of Music". His many West End credits include "The Sound of Music", "Sunset Boulevard", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "High Society", and "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand.
FROM UP HERE is the debut musical from writer and composer Aaron Lee Lambert. As a performer Aaron is currently appearing in "Shrek" at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. FROM UP HERE will be directed by Luke Sheppard, who is currently the Associate Director of "Matilda" and "Singin' in the Rain", both in the West End. Luke has also worked extensively at South Hill Park, having previously directed "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Fantastic Mr Fox", and worked as movement director on "Peter Pan" and "The Wizard of Oz". Tom Attwood was Musical Director for the original production of "The History Boys" at The National Theatre, in the West End,and on Broadway. Other credits include "Sleeping Beauty" at the Birmingham Rep, "The Habit of Art" at The National Theatre and "The Kissing Dance"at Jermyn Street Theatre.