Leeds Playhouse has released new videos for In Dreams, the hit new musical set to the music of Roy Orbison.
Created by the successful & Juliet duo of director Luke Shepherd and writer David West Read, In Dreams was first announced late last year, and features music legend Roy Orbison’s most iconic songs. The show recently opened to four-star reviews with The Times (★★★★) calling it “an irresistible show” and the The Observer (★★★★) saying “the songs of the big O are used in crafty ways in David West Read’s moving, celebratory story”. Read a round up of In Dreams reviews here.
The story centres on the former lead singer of a country rock band who, at a critical moment in her life, throws a party in a family-run Mexican restaurant to reconnect with old friends, while keeping her deeper motivations a secret.
The cast includes Tony Award-winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and the West End’s Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, & Juliet, We Will Rock You, Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots), plus Noël Sullivan (Hear’Say, School of Rock), Manuel Pacific (West Side Story, City of Angels), Gabriela García (A Streetcar Named Desire, West Side Story), Sian Reese-Williams (Craith, Emmerdale), Alma Cuervo, Richard Trinder, Leon Craig, Mark Peachey, Fabiola Ocasio, Hannah Ducharme, and Pablo Gómez.
Following its world premier at Leeds Playhouse, the show is scheduled to transfer to Canada. A West End transfer has not yet been announced, however it is highly anticipated.