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Arlene Phillips to direct new rock musical

Arlene Phillips. Photo: Featureflash/Shutterstock Arlene Phillips. Photo: Featureflash/Shutterstock
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Arlene Phillips is to direct world premiere of a new musical inspired by performers who died at the age of 27.

The show, called 27, is being billed as a rock musical, and will be performed at London’s Cockpit Theatre from September 8 to October 22.

Written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy, 27 will feature 15 performers, with casting and further creatives to be announced.

Phillips said: “I love working on projects that shout out ‘we are different’. Working on the fringe of the arts which I have been doing more of in these last couple of years I find really exciting. 27 has a powerful and emotional message that evokes so many memories of not just Amy Winehouse but so many others who began with a prodigious talent that eventually destroys them. It is a musical that could connect to so many people of different ages.”

27 is produced by Adam Pritchard, Sam Cassidy and Nick Eve on behalf of 27 Musical London Limited.

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