Fashion Victim — the Musical to Be Staged at London's Cinema Museum
28 May 2014
Fashion Victim – the Musical, originally staged as a pop-up theatre event to coincide wth London Fashion Week in 2013, is to be revived for a two-week run at London's Cinema Museum, staged in a specially created catwalk arena. It will begin performances June 21 prior to an official opening June 23, for a run through July 6.
Written by Toby Rose (whose previous credits include the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe show Discotivity) and featuring songs by British pop duo Right Said Fred, it will star fashion model and actor Arron Blake (best known for TV's "The Only Way Is Trust Fund").
It will be directed by Robert McWhir, artistic director of London's Landor Theatre, where his recent directorial credits include productions of I Love You Because, Curtains and Ragtime. The choreographer is Ryan Jenkins, with musical direction by Michael Webborn, costumes by Deborah Andrew and lighting by Richard Lambert.
Model and actress Camilla Rutherford is also confirmed as the first of a series of celebrities making cameo apearances in the show.
The Cinema Museum is located at 2 Dugard Way, off Renfrew Road in Elephant and Castle in south London.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.