Choreographer Drew Mconie Launches New Theatre-Dance Company, The McOnie Company, Feb 2014
Drew McOnie is to launch a brand new theatre-dance company The McOnie Company, with the first production receiving its World Premiere in February 2014, it was announced today.
The McOnie Company is a hot-blooded new Theatre-Dance company, whose aim is to bridge the gap between musical theatre and pure dance audiences, bringing passionate and accessible dance productions to as many people as possible. The Company will bring top-level dancers from various disciplines together to collaborate with creative artists from all corners of the arts, creating exciting, relevant and vibrant pieces of Theatre-Dance.
Drew McOnie is fast becoming one of the UK's most sought after choreographic talents. Recent credits as choreographer include West Side Story for NYMT at Victoria Warehouse, Laurel and Hardy at the Watermill Theatre, Kiss of the Spider Womanat Arts Educational School, the UK Tour of James and the Giant Peach, 13 directed by Jason Robert Brown at the Apollo Theatre, Soho Cinders at Soho Theatre, the European Tour of Tommy, the UK Tour of All the Fun of the Fair and the German Premiers of Spring Awakening and The Full Monty. Drew also created his first major dance piece Making Midnight at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012, which was revived at this year's Latitude Festival. Forthcoming projects include new dance feature film Out of Step which will start filming in 2014.
The McOnie Company is delighted to announce that Drew will become an Associate Artist at Leicester's Curve Theatre, a partnership which will see McOnie Company productions developed and staged at Curve, with the company's first show premiering in their studio theatre in January 2014 prior to a London run (full details below). Drew begins his position as Associate Artist by choreographing Curve's brand new production of Chicago as part of their 2013/14 and 5th Anniversary Season.
The McOnie Company will also be launching regular professional dance classes to coincide with the Premiere production, which will be lead by Drew McOnie and leading dancers from the Company. Further details to be announced.
The McOnie Company is delighted to announce its inaugural production DRUNK, a theatre-dance revue which will premiere at Leicester's Curve Theatre on Tuesday 28 January 2014 before transferring to London's Bridewell Theatre from Wednesday 5 February 2014. On sale now. Casting to be announced.
What's your poison..?
Celebrating one of man's greatest vices, Drunk is a wickedly delicious cocktail of theatre and dance that takes audiences on an intoxicating journey through some of history's greatest tipples, and the victims who fall prey to their mood altering qualities. From the 'Shots', the stag do lads with an aggressive case of 'little man syndrome'; to 'Vodka', the ageing and diet conscious Russian actress living in the faded glamour of her past, Drunk is an irreverent and affectionate look at what the drink we order says about us. With an original score from award-winning composer Grant Olding, a live band and a talented company of dancers that will pop your cork, Drunk is a frenetic dance-drama that explores the relationship we have with our ultimate drug of choice: alcohol. Get ready; this is theatre dance under the influence.