Booking to 26 November 2022
The first production at London’s brand new @sohoplace theatre is Marvellous, a joyful, inspiring true story of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin who, defying the odds, leads the most amazing life.
As smash-hit at the New Vic Theatre, the show is performed by a talented company including neuro-divergent actors, and runs at Soho Place for a strictly limited season to 26 November 2022.
What’s Marvellous about?
Growing up in the 1950’s in less enlightened times, Neil Baldwin was not expected to be a success. But Neil decided he was destined to do wonderful things and that his life was going to be marvellous. And it is.
He hitchhiked across the country, became a famous clown, got an honorary degree from Keele University, was appointed Stoke City’s legendary kit man, appeared on the Queen’s New Year Honours list and accepted a BAFTA award for the film made about his life. A friend to anyone he meets, he became a local hero and an inspiration to the world. A reminder to us all not to let anything stand in the way of your dreams, just go out and make them happen.
The cast of Marvellous
The cast of Marvellous includes Suzanne Ahmet as Suzanne, Charlie Bence as Charlie, Gareth Cassidy as Gareth, Alex Frost as Alex, Michael Hugo as Real Neil, Jerone Marsh-Reid as Jerone, and Daniel Murphy as Daniel.
The creative team of Marvellous
Marvellous is written by Neil Baldwin and Malcolm Clarke, and adapted for the stage by Neil Baldwin and the show’s director Theresa Heskins.
Other creatives include Lis Evans Designer, Conrad Nelson Original Musical Director/ Composer, James Atherton Additional Musical Director/Composer, Beverley Norris-Edmunds Movement Director, Daniella Beattie Lighting & Projection Designer, James Earls-Davis Original Sound Designer, Alex Day Additional Sound Designer, Paul Groothuis Sound Designer for London transfer, Caroline Wilkes Associate Director, Anji Carroll CDG Casting Associate, Caroline Hetherington Vocal coach, Jenny Holford Personal Assistant to neurodiverse actors, and Patrick Molony & Chris Easton Production Management.
Reviews of Marvellous★★★★ "Anarchic and celebratory show - The Evening Standard
★★★★ "A life-affirming show that’s true to its name" - The Times
★★★★ "Charming bio-play about the irrepressible Neil Baldwin" - TimeOut
★★★★ "Marvellously silly"- The Telegraph
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
British Sign Language Performance: Wednesday 16 November, 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 23 November, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance: Friday 25 Nov, 7.30pm
Venue Information@sohoplace Theatre, 4 Soho Place, London, W1D 3BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square
Nearest Buses: 1, N1, N171, 14, 176, 8, 98