Myth at The Other Palace tickets
Myth at The Other Palace tickets

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About the show

In summer 2016, Sam Cassidy’s brand-new rock musical 27 ran at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone to mixed reviews. Now, after increasing buzz, the British musical returns to London in a revamped, reworked semi-staged production at The Other Palace, under the title of Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus.

Myth is the updated Ancient Greek story of Orpheus and the underworld, catapulted into the modern-day music industry. Addiction and mental illness has taken the lives of some of our most brilliant young musicians: Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin are just a sample.

Sam Cassidy, writer of the book, music and lyrics, focuses on these issues and their parallels to the Ancient Greek myth. The book has been revised and songs added for this workshop production, which takes place in a concert-style, featuring a 6-piece band.

Myth features casting including Zoe Birkett, Jaymi Hensley, Jodie Jacobs, Jodie Steele and Jessamy Stoddart, alongside Joe Burman, Richard Carson, Eloise Davies, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Joel Harper-Jackson, Laura Johnson, Shekinah McFarlane, Matthew McKenna, Alice Martin and Damien Walsh.

Arlene Phillips directs, with multiple theatre credits including Saturday Night Fever and international productions of Starlight Express, Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar. The Other Palace, newly taken over by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is committed to developing new British musical theatre through a range of initiatives, including staging workshop performances.

Running at the London venue for just a week, from 10 March to 17 March 2018, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch British musical theatre development in action. Guaranteed to rock you to your very core, Myth promises to have audiences laughing and crying in equal measures.

Recommended for

Anyone who loves new musical theatre, updated classical stories or tragic tales of talent and downfall will thoroughly enjoy this British rock musical.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 10 Mar 2018
Booking from: 17 Mar 2018
Booking until: 17 Mar 2018

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

8 Reviews Add review

BodoBear 163 cm, 89 reviews, 4 helpful votes

BodoBear 163 cm, 89 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A fantastic workshop production of this new musical, super songs and cast sublime!

albuspotter 5"11, 260 reviews, 15 helpful votes

Outstanding show! Amazing music and an interesting storyline and concept. Don't miss this limited run.

amandareynolds 5"6, 113 reviews, 3 helpful votes

kimblain 5"7.5, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The first act is a bit slow and the script needs some work, to be fair it is a work in progress. But as the show begins its second... More

christierney777 5"10, 192 reviews, 1 helpful vote

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 347 reviews, 4 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 347 reviews, 4 helpful votes