Pint Of Wine Theatre have announced their2019 musical season which will include Jerry Herman’s Mame, Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen Of The Mist, a new song and dance production with multi-disciplinary artist Lemington Ridley and a four night cabaret festival.
Pint of Wine Theatre Company, an innovative theatre company providing opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to challenge the conventions on how theatre should be presented, is excited to announce its full 2019 season: the UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist in April at the Jack Studio Theatre, a full production of the iconic Mame in December at the Cockpit Theatre, a new song and dance production with multi-disciplinary artist Lemington Ridley in the Autumn and a four night cabaret festival in June at the Bussey Building.
Blake Klein, Creative Producer of Pint of Wine, says: “This season will feature new works, rarely-staged classics and fresh looks at great storytelling. We will continue to challenge what is understood of and expected from the London fringe theatre scene and Pint of Wine is incredibly excited for the year ahead.”
Pint of Wine has also named their charity of the year as London Bubble Theatre Company, which it will support in various initiatives throughout the year. Klein says: “London Bubble Theatre Company’s work in supporting theatre makers of all ages though a wide range of programming goes to the heart of what we seek to do at Pint of Wine, and we look forward to partnering with them on various projects throughout 2019.” Proceeds of the 19 April performance of Queen of the Mist will be donated to support the Bubble’s Creative Enders Programme.
Formed in 2018, Pint of Wine is an innovative theatre company with a plan: they look to challenge, disrupt, engage, surprise and grow. Pint of Wine provides opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to push the limits on how theatre, dance, and cabaret should be done. They seek to challenge the conventions on how theatre should be presented and look to be disruptive in what is understood of and expected from the London fringe theatre scene. They look to be creative in their choice of source material, and to question how and where works are to be presented, always examining how to best engage with a modern audience.
PINT OF WINE 2019 SEASON
Queen Of The Mist
9 – 27 April 2019
Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley
Queen of the Mist is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who in 1901 on her 63rd birthday set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. This story explores the fickle world of celebrity and sensationalism at the turn of the century with an unconventional heroine determined not to live an ordinary life. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live. This production marks the UK Professional Premiere of the show under the direction of Dom O’Hanlon and award-winning musical director Jordan Li-Smith. Pint of Wine Theatre Company is proud to present Queen of the Mist on an Equity Fringe Contract in support of their Professional Made Professionally Paid initiative.
4 – 7 June 2019
CLF Art Cafe, The Bussey Building, Peckham
Four nights of unexpected cabaret at the iconic Bussey Building – Each night a different show with a different theme, bringing you the best in song from the worlds of musical theatre, classic songwriting, contemporary pop and rock. In true Pint of Wine style, these will be cabarets with a distinctly theatrical flavour and will be created by rising-star Musical Director Jordan Clarke. Jordan Clarke trained in Composition at The Royal Academy of Music, and works as a freelance Composer, Musical Director, Accompanist and Improviser. MD Credits include Olivier Award-Winning Showstopper: The Improvised Musical, and Olivier-Nominated Mischief Movie Night (UK Tour).
No Matter What…Shine – A New Song & Dance Production
Working with Lemington Ridley, a towering creative force across many disciplines – choreographer, fashion and costume designer, drag performer, singer and multi award-winning ballroom dancing champion – Pint of Wine will look to share this journey of creativity and relentless drive through song and dance. At once raw and glittering, heartbreaking and inspiring, Lemington’s story of finding community and purpose through dance and performance shows us its power to feed, to help heal and to always shine.
4 – 14 December 2019
The Cockpit, Marylebone
Mame is an iconic madcap musical with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mack & Mabel, La Cage Aux Folles) and a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. Set in New York City during the Great Depression and World War II, it focuses on eccentric Mame Dennis. Her fabulous bohemian life with her wealthy friends is interrupted when her young nephew arrives to live with her. The musical originally opened on Broadway in 1966, starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur, and included the classic numbers Bossom Buddies, We Need A Little Christmas, If He Walked Into My Life and the title song Mame. It was Tony award-winning hit and went on to spawn a film, a London production, plus Broadway and 40th anniversary revivals. This innovative full staging at the Cockpit Theatre will be presented as an amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York, under the direction of Dom O’Hanlon with choreography by Becky East.