Dallimore, Graeme, Benedict and Joelle to Star in London Premiere of Too Close to the Sun

News   Dallimore, Graeme, Benedict and Joelle to Star in London Premiere of Too Close to the Sun
Too Close to the Sun, a new musical that presents a fictional account of the last days in the life of Ernest Hemingway, will play a limited engagement at London's Comedy Theatre beginning July 16.

The eight-week run, directed by Pat Garrett, will officially open July 24.

The cast comprises Helen Dallimore, James Graeme, Jay Benedict and Tammy Joelle.

"Author and Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway, battling the rigours old age, takes solace in the company of his young secretary," according to press notes. "His wife, tolerating this liaison so as not to lose him, is aware that the secretary has a secret agenda - to become wife number five and inherit his estate. The arrival of Rex, an old school friend, adds a further complication, as he tries to secure the film rights to the life of the notorious writer. With bribery, lies and manipulation, Rex plays a dangerous game to achieve his goal, but in this suggested account of events leading to Hemingway’s death, can there be any winners?"

Too Close to the Sun features orchestration by Conor Mitchell, music by John Robinson, lyrics by Roberto Trippini and John Robinson and libretto by Roberto Trippini based on a play by Ron Read. Set and costume designer is Christopher Woods, musical supervisor is Gary Hind, and musical director is Tom Deering.

To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 871 7622 or visit www.ambassadortickets.com.

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