DINNER WITH GATSBY
A musical theatre production and concept album adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ which audiences can witness in both formal theatre settings and more informal cafe-bar style settings, performed by a cast of 7 with live jazz band accompaniment. A one-act musical where the events from the book unfold at a dinner party for Nick’s birthday.
'Dinner With Gatsby' explores this well-known story from a perspective focussing on the struggles faced by women, including those assigned female at birth and female presenting individuals, and the challenges faced by those identifying as LGBTQ+, in line with Work In Progress Theatre's mission statements. This production is currently in it’s writing stage, with hopes to premiere the first performances of this show in early-mid 2023.
We are currently crowdfunding to develop this production! Visit the link below our our Support Us page to find out more!
We are currently looking for individuals, venues, or theatre companies to collaborate with in order to produce this show. If you are interested or know somebody who might be, please get in touch and let's chat!
WHERE THE BEES FLY
Our debut show! The brand new musical all about saving the world.
Where The Bees Fly is an exciting new musical with a heartfelt message of family, unlikely friendships, and saving the environment. Set in a dystopian 2080 following the aftermath of global warming and climate change (based upon real research and scientific prediction), we follow adolescent Lotta as she begins to understand the world around her in comparison to the world she wishes she could know. Accompanied by history teacher Andor Fog, Lotta travels to 2017 where she meets modern punk activist Hazel, and the three of them embark on an adventure to save the planet for all of us.
After months of work behind the scenes, we're delighted to finally announce that we're partnering with youth arts charity RicNic to bring Where The Bees Fly to the stage in 2023. The show will now be playing at The Lamp in Brownhills, Walsall from the 23rd-25th June 2023.
Casting is now open for the show, with auditions being held in early April. We are looking for West Midlands based musicians and performers aged 16-22 to be part of this exciting new production. For more information or to register your interest in being part of the company visit the link below
“It’s not about being ‘onto something.’ It’s about making a difference. This is something bigger than us - than all of us!”
~ Hazel, "Where the Bees Fly"