The highly-anticipated new musical Vanara will receive its world premiere later this year, opening at London's Hackney Empire in October.
Following two workshop performances and a highly acclaimed concept album boasting vocals from Rob Houchen, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Eva Noblezada among others, the groundbreaking production will run for a limited season in London before embarking on a UK tour in 2022.
Having gained cult status among musical fans throughout its development process, Vanara will once again bring together its acclaimed international creative team, with a soaring score by Gianluca Cucchiara, lyrics by Andrew James Whelan, and book by Michael Conley. Produced by Giovanna Romagnoli, the production will be co-directed by Adam Lenson and Eleesha Drennan, who will also take on the roles of Dramaturg and Choreographer, respectively. As disaster threatens the world they know, two tribes are locked in a smouldering feud. Can they put the past behind them and join forces before it’s too late? With a prevailing message of hope and call for unity, the production resonates with the chaos of today’s society and the earth ravaged by natural disasters.
With a prevailing message of hope and call for unity, the production resonates with the chaos of today’s society and the earth ravaged by natural disasters. This fiery phenomenon has gained cult status among fans throughout its development process. With its blend of theatre, contemporary dance, and technical innovation, Vanara is crafting a new language for musical theatre. It is an excitingly modern musical like nothing before.
Producer Giovanna Romagnoli said "I am delighted to reunite our creative team and we are extremely excited to bring the world premiere of Vanara to London’s Hackney Empire this Autumn. We look forward to welcoming audiences to discover the thrilling world we have created. A new musical legend is waiting for you!"
The show plays from Friday 22nd until Sunday 31st October 2021. Tickets for the run range from £13.50 - £46 with all tickets for the preview performance on Friday 22nd priced at £20 plus booking fee.
Tickets are available from https://hackneyempire.co.uk
For more information see www.vanarathemusical.com