Composers of A Slice Of Saturday Night, The Heather Brothers are back with a brand new musical comedy called Holy Crap which is to have its premiere from 7 June – 8th July at the King’s Head Theatre, directed by Benj Sperring.
Holy Crap follows the launch of Britain’s first pay-to-view religious channel as American evangelist preacher, Reverend Bobby Del La Ray persuades legendary British rock star and devout Christian, Rex Bedderman, to co-host the channel. But with the charismatic leader up to his neck in debt, being forced to launder money for the Mafia and risking his own mother’s life if the viewing figures don’t increase, he does what any sane, normal person would do: he starts broadcasting hardcore porn. After all, how do you save someone from sin if they don’t know what it looks like?
Brimming with sin, salvation and sacrilege, Holy Crap will star John Addison and Arvid Larsen. John has played Raoul in Phantom of the Opera, Marius in Les Miserables – both in the West End and the anniversary shows at the O2 and Royal Albert Hall respectively. Arvid gave his Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar in a No 1 UK Tour for Really Useful Group and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in two UK tours for Bill Kenwright. The cast will also include Rachel Marwood, Nuno Queimado, Letitia Hector, Emma Salvo and Peter Bindioss.
Holy Crap will be Benj Sperring’s first production at the King’s Head following his appointment as Associate Director.
The Heather Brothers said “In a world where ‘spin’ is all and style reigns supreme over substance, there has never been a more apt time for Holy Crap, with its irreverent and satirical take on the hypocrisy surrounding the pursuit of money and power. With its long list of West End transfers the Kings Head has always punched way above its weight and we’re delighted that our new show will be starting life at the home of both our previous West End musicals.