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Viewed from above, two people lie side by side on an old mattress. The person on the left-hand side is lying upside down so their head is at the bottom of the image. They are wearing a green t-shirt with white stripes and hold a red electric guitar. The person on the right is lying the right way up, wearing a green collared long-sleeved shirt and has a red cable lying across their chest. The mattress is surrounded by cables, microphones, and other music equipment.

Passing Strange

Book and Lyrics by Stew
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
Music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald
Directed by Liesl Tommy

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

Previews: Tue 14 - Mon 20 May

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★★★★ “An all-out wild ride of a rock musical” - The Guardian
★★★★ “Nothing else quite like it” - Sunday Times
★★★★★ “Astonishing” - City AM
★★★★ “Terrific” - Financial Times
★★★★ “Charming” - The Telegraph
★★★★ “What a thrill” - i News

The European premiere of the Tony Award-winning rock musical, Passing Strange.

You know, it's weird when you wake up in the morning and realize that your entire adult life was based on a decision made by a teenager. A stoned teenager.

A young musician sets out on an electrifying musical odyssey to find himself and his place in the world, swapping his middle-class L.A. upbringing for punk rock and protest in 1980s Amsterdam and Berlin.

Olivier Award-winner Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rachel Adedeji (Dreaming Whilst Black) and Keenan Munn-Francis (Black Dog) star in the European premiere of Passing Strange. Directed by Liesl Tommy (Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, Tony nominated Eclipsed), with book and lyrics by Stew and music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

Brandon Lee Seers is Alternate Narrator and understudy for Giles Terera. Click here to see the performances where the part of Narrator will be played Brandon.

Design by Feast Creative. Photography by Alexis Chabala. Production photography by Marc Brenner.

Book and Lyrics by Stew 
Music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald
Director Liesl Tommy
Set & Costume Designer Ben Stones
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Sound Designer Tom Gibbons
Video Designer Will Duke 
Associate Video Programmer Arthur Skinner
Animator Nathan Fernee
Musical Supervisor Brandon Michael Nase
Choreographer Dickson Mbi
Wigs, Hair and Make Up Designer Suzanne Scotcher 
Musical Director Jerome van den Berghe
Voice and Dialect Coach Hazel Holder
Casting Director Heather Basten CDG
Jerwood Assistant Director Tian Brown-Sampson
Jerwood Trainee Assistant Director Nathanael Campbell
Jerwood Assistant Choreographer Robia Brown
Associate Sound Designer Andrew Joseph
Props Supervisor Charlotte King
Intimacy Consultant Shelley Maxwell
Music Consultant Art Terry
Cover Assistant Choreographer Elsabet Yonas
Cover Assistant Choreographer Chander van Daatselaar

With Rachel Adedeji, David Albury, Stephenson Ardern-SodjeNadia Violet Johnson, Renée Lamb, Keenan Munn-Francis, Caleb Roberts, Simone Robinson, Brandon Lee Sears and Giles Terera  

Band includes: Pete Billington, Ikechukwu Onwuagbu and JT Taylor

For biographies and headshots, please click here

BSL Performance: Thu 30 May, 7.30pm
Captioned Performances: Wed 5 Jun, 2.30pm & Thu 13 Jun, 7.30pm 
Relaxed Performances: Sat 8 Jun, 2.30pm, Tue 18 Jun, 7.30pm & Thu 27 Jun, 7.30pm 
Audio Described Performances: Sat 22 Jun, 2.30pm & Tue 25 Jun, 7.30pm. Free Touch Tours are available to book on these dates from 1pm for matinees and 6 pm for evening performances. 

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies & Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates
BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford

Access concession tickets and seats reserved for accessible performances are now available to book online. Click here for more information about booking access tickets online.

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