Daddy Cool Delays London Opening

News   Daddy Cool Delays London Opening The producers of Daddy Cool, London’s latest back-catalogue musical, have confirmed that the show’s opening date is to be put back to Sept. 6. Previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre will begin Aug. 15.

Based on the music of seventies pop band Boney M, Daddy Cool was originally scheduled to open May 16 with previews starting April 26.

In a statement producer Robert Mackintosh said, "The producers of Daddy Cool have decided to postpone their opening to late August of this year. The creator/writer of the Boney M catalogue, Frank Farian, and I have decided to put back the opening . . . to spend more time in pre-production in order to achieve the technical and creative possibilities of the show.”

Daddy Cool is set in multicultural London and revives such Boney M hits as “Rivers of Babylon,” “Brown Girl In The Ring” and “Ma Baker.”

Amani Napthali’s book (previous works include Raggamuffin) follows the fortunes of Sunny, who is caught up in a war between East and West London gangs and falls in love with the daughter of notorious club owner Ma Baker. Similarities to Romeo and Juliet or, indeed, West Side Story are entirely intentional.

Choreography is provided by Sean Cheesman with set and costume design by Jon Moreell (His Dark Materials). For more on Daddy Cool call (0)207379 5399.

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