Union Theatre to Present London Premiere of Pasek and Paul's Edges

News   Union Theatre to Present London Premiere of Pasek and Paul's Edges The Union Theatre in Southwark will host the London premiere of Edges, a song cycle by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, which will begin performances March 3 for a run to March 7 only.

The composing team, who began their collaboration as freshmen at the University of Michigan (they graduated in 2007), received the 2007 Jonathan Larson Award; at the age of 21 at the time, they were the youngest winners in the history of the foundation.

Edges premiered in Albany, NY, in 2007, and was subsequently staged at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. It is described in press materials as "a funny, poignant and deliciously honest song cycle" that "maps four twenty-somethings dealing with pivotal moments in their lives on a journey to discovering their true potential. With songs about Facebook, a girl suspecting her boyfriend may be gay, becoming a father and relationship break-ups, this is truly a musical for the Facebook I-generation."

The London premiere is directed by Michael Matus, an actor who has worked in West End musicals (most recently in Imagine This at the New London Theatre), at Shakespeare's Globe and the RSC, who is making his directorial debut. The musical director is Richard Bates, and lighting design is by Chris Withers.

The cast comprises James Bisp (who understudied Lee Mead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi and starred in Stiles and Drewe's Peter Pan at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds), Amy Castedine (seen as Sally in the one-nighter production of Me and My Girl entirely staged in just 48 hours at the London Palladium last October), Nathan Kiley (who played the title role in Tony Blair: the Musical at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival) and Claire Trusson (who recently played Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at Solihull Arts Complex).

To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7261 9879 or visit www.edgesattheunion.com.

Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.