Inspired by the short story The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Some Lovers follows the story of two lovers caught between their present and their past. Played by four actors, this captivating tale leaps across time in an emotional meditation on the physical and ephemeral gifts we give one another.
The piece is set in New York, acting as an engrossing love letter to the city and its transient inhabitants.
Some Lovers features an brand new score by Bacharach and Sater, with a dazzling arrangement by Jonathan Tunick. This marks Bacharach’s first new score for the stage since Promises Promises in 1968.
Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, pianist, singer, six-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Academy Award-winner. Bacharach's other Broadway experience includes composition work on The Boy from Oz and The Look of Love.
Steven Sater's most renowned previous work is Spring Awakening, a musical adaptation of the German playwright Frank Wedekind's play of the same name. The multi-award winning production has gone on to extensive touring and is a much loved text by drama and theatre schools across the world.
This exciting artist collaboration makes Some Lovers an unmissable treat for musical theatre fans, playing a limited run at The Other Palace from the 24th August to 2nd September 2017.
Recommended forBurt Bacharach fans will adore the chance to hear the celebrated musician’s compositions on stage.
Age Recommendations: 5+