The UK premiere of musical comedy Something Rotten! at Birmingham Rep and much of the venues 2020 Autumn/Winter season has now been postponed.
Sean Foley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre said: “We are disappointed that a number of our autumn season productions are unable to go ahead as planned – in particular I was excited to be directing my first show at The REP. However, we are working hard to ensure we can still bring these brilliant shows to our stages and to Birmingham audiences in the not too distant future.”
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best New Musical, the highly anticipated piece is described as a ‘side-splitting and toe-tapping tribute to theatre itself’.
Set in 16th century England, the story follows brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, as they struggle to find success in the theatrical world, whilst working in the shadow of rock star playwright William Shakespeare. That is, until they come upon the idea of writing the world’s first musical!
The all-singing and all-dancing comedy features a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick with music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Foley was due to direct the piece this October as part of his first full season as new Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre. It will now be moved to 2021, with further dates to be confirmed.
The following productions have also been postponed so far: Breakfast on Pluto, Calmer, Bright Places, Life Is No Laughing Matter, Noughts And Crosses and seven methods of killing kylie jenner