News: Ipswich group scores Love Story musical coup

Ipswich based Amateur company Gallery Players have staged something of a theatrical coup, obtaining the first UK rights to stage Howard Goodall’s musical Love Story after it’s critically acclaimed run at both the Chichester Festival Theatre and its subsequent transfer to the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End.

The show was nominated for three Olivier Awards in 2011 and the American premiere is in preparation. Gallery Players have been granted an exclusive licence to stage the tear-jerking musical in Ipswich during the summer of 2012 at the town’s New Wolsey Theatre.

Inspired by Erich Seagal’s novel, Love Story transferred to the big screen in one of the most romantic films of all time. Composer Howard Goodall turned the story in a musical with book and lyrics by Stephen Clark.
Critics were unanimous in praise for the show will Georgina Brown in The Mail On Sunday summing up opinion
“Everything the film does but much better. Anyone with a heart will laugh louder, cry harder and come out singing”
Gallery Players production will be directed by Steve Wooldridge with Musical Staging from Sally Scurrell and Musical Direction from Richard Healey.

Auditions for the roles of Jenny and Oliver will be held on 22nd January in Ipswich. More information can be found on Facebook under ‘Love Story Workshop Audition’.

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