Yeast Nation, Southwark Playhouse

Yeast Nation Tickets

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London
Booking to 27 August 2022
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A musical about Yeast, from the creators of Urine Town

Brilliant, bonkers, and brimming with brio, Yeast Nation is here to prove that even the tiniest actions can change the world.

Urinetown creators Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann and cult director Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The MusicalShock TreatmentNight of the Living Dead: Live) take you on a journey to the bottom of the sea to answer that burning question that musical theatre lovers and sceptics alike have been asking since the dawn of time: what would a musicalised story about the first single-celled organisms sound like?

Featuring numbers including “Stasis is the Membrane”, “Burning Soul”, and “You’re Not The Yeast You Used To Be”, the question on everyone’s lips is: Dear God why are you doing a show about Yeast? But the second, more important question is: Will the Yeast rise, or will it be a Yeasticide?

Yeast Nation is booking from 22 July 2022 until 27 August 2022 at Southwark Playhouse, London.

What is Yeast Nation about?

Part classic Greek drama, part bio-historical comedy musical, part bizarre fever dream, and all unique theatre experience, Yeast Nation shows that no matter your size, you have to dream big.

Join Jan the Elder, Jan the Wise, Jan the Second, Jan the Sweet, Jan the Sly, Jan the – you get the idea, there are literally billions of them – this July at Southwark playhouse. Brilliant, bonkers, and brimming with brio, Yeast Nation is here to show you no matter your size, anyone can change the world

Who’s in the cast of Yeast Nation?

Yeast Nation features Shane Convery, James Gulliford, Marisa Harris, Christopher Howell, Stephen Lewis Johnston, Mari McGinlay, Hannah Nuttall and Sarah Slimani.

Creative team

Directed by Benji Sperring with movement direction by Lucie Pankhurst, set & costume design by Diego Pitarch, musical direction and arrangement by Michael Webber, lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Adam Fisher and casting by Harry Blumeneau. Associate Director is Shane Ere and Associate Producers in Anna Oggero.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 27 August 2022
Age restrictions
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Please note that there is audience interaction in Yeast Nation, particularly in rows A and B.

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343

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