Julie Mullins to Star in A BODY TO DIE[T] FOR at Etcetera and Landor Theatres, Feb 17 & 27

A Body To Die[t] For will run 17th February | Etcetera Theatre | 3pm & 6:30pm and 27th February | Landor Theatre | 7:30p. By writers Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker, the production is directed by Matthew Gould, with musical director Benjamin Holder.

Julie Mullins who is best known for her role as the manipulative Julie Robinson in long running TV favourite Neighbours has joined the cast for the reading of Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker's comic musical A Body To Diet For.

The showcase performances will take place at The Ectetera Theatre on 17th February at 3pm and 6:30pm (Press are invited to attend as guests, but the production is not for review) and will also feature as part of the From Page to Stage season at The Landor Theatre on 27th February 7:30pm). From Page to Stage is the brain child of Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Robert McWhir Artistic Director of The Landor Theatre who want to champion and support new musical theatre writing.

A Body To Die[t] For is a darkly comic, uplifting, fantasy musical about our obsession with body-image. Greta, Is a normal teenager and would-be English Teacher from Brentwood. Running away from an abusive stepfather she begins a journey towards self-discovery through a crazy world where her body is the object of fascination to all and where fat and thin, male and female, media and politics, appetite and self-image are at war.

As Greta's life and weight fluctuate she is exploited by the fashion industry, betrayed by friends and lovers, experimented on, bewitched by the Willendorf Venus, targeted by anti-body fascist terrorists and manipulated by politicians. Which of her lovers will she end up with? Will she achieve her dream of becoming an English teacher? Will obese surrealist terrorists blow up her wedding? Can Greta ever return to normal...and what is normal?

Read the label...this show is NOT fat-free!

A Body To Die[t] For is general managed by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and will be Directed by Matthew Gould with Musical Direction by Benjamin Holder. The confirmed cast are: Rosanna Colclough (Pierced: Landor Theatre), Harriet Cox (Once On This Island: WAC), Adam Dougal (Aladdin: Greenwich Theatre), Natalie Green (Seussical: Arts Theatre), Paul Hutton (Mack and Mabel: Southwark Playhouse), Michelle LaFortune (La Boheme: King's Head Theatre), Catherine Millsom (Stepping Out : Union Theatre), Julie Mullins (Neighbours), Leejay Townsend (Come Dancin : Theatre Royal Stratford East), Simon Turner (Blood Brothers: Phoenix Theatre)


Director: Matthew Gould - Matthew has been directing for a number of years focusing on New Writing and Musical Theatre, winning the People's Choice Award for the Preston Fringe Festival with the new play Baby Jesus Freak by Ian Winterton. He had his first foray into film direction in 2011 with a promotional DVD for a Martial Arts stage show In the Gutter Looking up at The Stars, which he also choreographed. Prior to this he adapted comedienne Janice Day's book about getting over breast cancer for her one woman show which premiered at the Epsom Playhouse in February 2012 and then directed the recording of Adolf Killed my Sweetheart for ALL FM radio. Recently he directed and choreographed the first major revival of the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Arts Theatre, London; a new musical based on the Cuban Missile Crisis called Thirteen Days at The Grimeborn Festival at The Arcola in London; and the premiere of a musical by David Reiser called Old Goat Song. Prior to Christmas 2012 he directed the beautiful musical I Do I Do at The Riverside Studios. Matthew is thrilled to be directing this revival of The Secret Garden and will follow this with a new play by author Deep Singh and a new musical, A Body to Die(t) For.

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