Rock Musical Lizzie Sets Return to Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre | Playbill

International News Rock Musical Lizzie Sets Return to Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

William Whelton will direct and choreograph the fall production.


Hope Mill Theatre will present the return of its hit production of the rock musical Lizzie in the fall.

Directed and choreographed by William Whelton, performances are scheduled for October 17–November 10 at the Manchester venue. Opening night is October 20.

Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim ManerLizzie the Musical has music by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Maner, and a book by Maner with additional music by Maner and additional lyrics by Hewitt. The musical explores the life of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in summer 1892.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Director Whelton said in a statement, “After such a successful run of Lizzie the Musical last autumn in Manchester and across the U.K., including a run at London’s Southwark Playhouse Elephant, I am thrilled to bring Lizzie back home to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, where the show was rehearsed and created, for a strictly limited run this autumn. Audiences across the U.K. fell in love with this show just as much as I have, and I can’t wait to share this again with fans of the show and welcoming even more new audiences into The House of Borden."

The production also has orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt, set and lighting design by Andrew Exeter, sound design by Adam Fisher, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, video design by Dan Light, dialect coaching by Manny Crooks, costume design by Rachel Tansey, and casting by Pearson Casting.

Hope Mill Theatre produces the musical, which is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.


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