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Hope Mill’s Aspects of Love announces transfer to Southwark Playhouse as part of new season

Kelly Price and Felix Mosse in Aspects of Love at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Photo: Anthony Robling
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love is to transfer from Manchester’s Hope Mill theatre to Southwark Playhouse in London.

The musical will run for a limited season from January 7 to February 9, 2019, with press night on January 10.

Kelly Price, Felix Mosse, Jerome Pradon, Minal Patel and Eleanor Walsh will reprise their roles while Julia J Nagle, Jason Kajdi and Jack Churms join the cast. Further casting is to be announced.

Aspects of Love is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle and has lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. It is produced at Southwark Playhouse by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre with Jim Kierstead.

Neil Eckersley, who was one of the producers for the Hope Mill’s production, is not involved in the London transfer. This follows criticism of Eckersley’s involvement in Aspects of Love amid claims he still owes performers money for the collapsed tour of Wonderland.

The musical forms part of Southwark Playhouse’s 2019 season, which also includes the first London revival since 1979 of Bodies by James Saunders, directed by Tricia Thorns, and the world premiere of new musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, written and directed by Jethro Compton with music and lyrics by Darren Clark.

Other highlights include the first London revival of The Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips, one-man musical Stay Awake, Jake and the world premiere of All in a Row, a new play about autism, an adaptation of Twelfth Night for school children and Other People’s Money by Jerry Sterner.


The season at a glance:

Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Charles Hart

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle
January 7 to February 9, press night on January 11
The Large

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Directed by Anna Girvan
January 17 to February 9, press night on January 18
The Little

Bodies by James Saunders

Directed by Tricia Thorns
February 13 to March 9, press night on February 15
The Little

All in a Row by Alex Oates

Directed by Dominic Shaw
February 14 to March 9, press night February 18
The Large

Stay Awake, Jake by Tim Gilvin

March 13 to April 6, press night on March 15
The Little

The Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips

Directed by Joe Harmston
March 14 to April 13
The Large

Other People’s Money by Jerry Sterner

Directed Katharine Farmer
April 17 to May 11, press night on April 23
The Little

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Jethro Compton and Darren Clark

Directed by Jethro Compton
May 15 to June 8, press night on May 17
The Little

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