Manic Street Creature, the multi- award winning hit show from Maimuna Memon, will transfer to London’s Southwark Playhouse this October.
A fresh and thrilling take on a modern love story; love, lust, and late nights collide in this musical roller coaster that deals with the euphoria and distress of a couple with mental health issues.
After a barnstorming and sell-out world premiere run at Edinburgh Fringe 2022, where it won The Fringe First Award, The Mental Health Award and The Stage Award, the show transfers to Southwark Playhouse’s Borough venue, running from 19 October – 11 November 2023.
Kirsty Patrick Ward (Moonlight & Magnolias, Groan Ups) will direct Maimuna Memon, Rachel Barnes and Harley Johnston in the show which has Book, Music & Lyrics by Memon.
Creator of the show Maimuna Memon, said: “I have always wanted to bridge the gap between the music industry and theatre, and with ‘Manic Street Creature’ I have tried to bring songs you might hear on record to the stage. This, alongside a deeply personal story makes this show the most important I have ever written. Mental Health has played a big part in my life, and I hope that people can watch this show, be brought on a journey and feel like they aren’t alone. I am so excited to be bringing this show to London and to a venue that has such an incredible reputation for innovative and new musical work.”
Chris Smyrnios, Artistic Director of Southwark Playhouse said: “We are so pleased to be a part of presenting the amazing Manic Street Creature in London for the first time. The run of the show will fall on the theatre’s 30th anniversary (on the 9th November) and we couldn’t have hoped for a more apt production than this to highlight the theatre’s work over the last 30 years, showcasing innovative and engaging work by talented new and emerging theatre artists.”