Tim Price's I'm With the Band To Transfer to London's St. James Theatre

News   Tim Price's I'm With the Band To Transfer to London's St. James Theatre
Tim Price's I'm with the Band, which is to receive its world premiere at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre as part of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe from Aug. 2-25, is to transfer to London's St. James Theatre, beginning performances Aug. 28 for a run through Sept. 7. It will then embark on a national tour, running Sept. 12-Oct. 19.

Mixing theatre with live indie-rock music on stage, the play looks at the friendships, fall-outs and the roller-coaster world of one of the UK's biggest bands – The Union. A dysfunctional group of musicians – The Union has four members: an Englishman, a Northern Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman.  But friendships and allegiances are tested when financial disaster strikes and Scottish guitarist Barry leaves the band. Artistic differences go head to head with alliances that run deep; can The Union survive? Hamish Pirie, associate director of The Traverse who previously directed Tim Price's Salt Root and Roe as part of the Donmar Warehouse's Trafalgar 2011 season, will direct. The show will also feature live music performed by the company, written by Gordon McIntyre.

Casting includes James Hillier as Damien the Englishman, Declan Rodgers as Aaron the Northern Irishman, Andy Clark as Barry the Scotsman and Matthew Bulgo as Gruff the Welshman.

To book tickets for the Edinburgh run, contact the box office on 0131 228 1404 or visit www.traverse.co.uk. For the London run, contact the box office on 0844 264 2140 or visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk.

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