Daniel Boys and Julie Atherton to Star in Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days at Trafalgar Studios

News   Daniel Boys and Julie Atherton to Star in Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days at Trafalgar Studios
Daniel Boys and Julie Atherton will star in a new production of Adam Gwon's original musical Ordinary Days, beginning performances at the West End's Trafalgar Studios 2 Feb. 9, 2011, for a run through March 5.

Daniel Boys
Daniel Boys

It is directed by Adam Lenson, who previously staged the work's U.K. premiere at the fringe Finborough Theatre in Earl's Court in  November 2008. It was subsequently staged at New York's Roundabout Theatre Company's Roundabout Underground in October 2009. In the musical, Deb loses the notes to her graduate thesis, unwittingly starting a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is described in publicity materials as an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.

Boys appeared on the BBC TV's "Any Dream Will Do" to find a star to play the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He was most recently seen in the West End in Avenue Q, and previously appeared at Trafalgar Studios 2 in Wolfboy.

Atherton originated the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in the West End premiere of Avenue Q. Other roles in the West End include Serena in Fame and appearing in Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Also in the company is Lee William-Davis, who also appeared in the Finborough production of Ordinary Days, and whose other West End credits include Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago and Beauty and the Beast, and has also appeared at the National Theatre in Love's Labour's Lost and Anything Goes.

Director Adam Lenson has previously directed Saturn Returns, Little Fish and Ordinary Days at the Finborough. He has also been an assistant/resident director for West End productions including The Prisoner of Second Avenue, An Inspector Calls and La Cage aux Folles, as well as Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Vic and The Music Man at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Ordinary Days is designed by Al Turner, with lighting by James Smith and sound by Mike Thacker. It is produced by Antony Bishop and James Smith in association with Overture Productions. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7632, or visit www.ambassadortickets.com/trafalgarstudios.

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