McOnie has also been newly appointed an associate artist at Leicester's Curve, where he will also be choreographing this year's Christmas production of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, beginning performances Nov. 29 prior to an official opening Dec. 4, for a run thorugh Jan. 18, 2014.
The McOnie Company's debut production Drunk, which is described in press materials as "a wickedly delicious cocktail of theatre and dance that takes audiences on an intoxicating journey through some of history’s greatest tipples, and the victims who fall prey to their mood altering qualities," is conceived, directed and choreographed by McOnie, with music and lyrics by Grant Olding.
Olding is best known for composing the live music for the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Score and won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Score. Also at the National, he has composed the scores for productions of Timon of Athens, Travelling Light, England People Very Nice, The Man of Mode, The Alchemist and Southwark Fair.
Other credits include the U.K. tour of James and the Giant Peach, Chichester's productions of Canvas and Wallenstein at Chichester Festival Theatre, Broken Glass at the Tricycle and Vaudeville Theatres and Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. His musical theatre scores include Simply Cinderella at Curve Theatre, Leicester and Tracy Beaker Gets Real at Nottingham Playhouse. He is currently scoring the animated feature film "Saving Santa," featuring the voices of Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, Tom Baker and Joan Collins.
Drunk will be deisgned by Ryan Laight and produced by Lucy Ockenden for The McOnie Company. To book tickets and for further details, visit www.themconiecompany.com.