The future is looking great as this morning, details of two brand new and very different musicals have been announced.
Fisherman's Friends: The Musical is a new musical based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations. More recently adapted into a hit movie in 2019, the musical version will premiere at Hall for Cornwall in Truro this Autumn for a limited season, re-opening the venue after a multi-million pound transformation.
When a group of Cornish fishermen came together to sing the traditional working songs they’d sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few quid for charity. Nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected the story to end on the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury. Packed with sea shanties, Fisherman's Friends is a feelgood voyage about friendship, community and music.
The real Fisherman’s Friends, who the story is based on, said “Blimey me how did that happen! We are so proud that that Musical based on our unexpected voyage will be launched down here in the heart of Cornwall.”
Julien Boast, Chief Executive and Creative Director of Hall For Cornwall, said: “We think there’s no better way to raise the curtain on Hall for Cornwall following our major transformation. Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is a perfect tonic to lift us from recent events which have impacted all our lives and a great celebration of people, passion and possibilities which are at the heart of our new theatre. The show will form the foundation of our inaugural launch season, with more details being announced in the spring.”
Following the Cornwall run, a UK tour is expected with the hope of a West End run in 2022. No exact dates have been set yet due to the current uncertainty. Keep an eye on www.fishermanonstage.com to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.
Another new musical that has been unveiled today is In Pieces. Written by Joey Contreras, it will be released as a feature film online on April 23rd 2021. with proceeds supporting the LGBT Foundation.
The film explores the universal search for clarity and empowerment through different kinds of relationships. Described as "Our love lives are constantly in pieces. Shifting in and out of feeling fully complete. But you never know how a single spark one day can unlock a new you, so we make a choice at the crossroad, we say yes to the coffee date, and wherever that leads, we learn to embrace the journey."
Joey Contreras said today, “This collection of stories and music has been a part of my life for many years and I’m grateful that Future Spotlight Productions will now introduce them to a whole new audience with this exciting feature film!”
In Pieces will be directed by Louis Rayneau, with Assistant Director Steph Parry; choreography is by Rachel Sargent, and Edward Court is Musical Director.
Casting and ticket information will be revealed nearer the time. Keep an eye on https://www.futurespotlightproductions.com/ for more details