CLUB MEX, A New Immersive Musical Set In A Holiday Resort Nightclub, Will Premiere At Manchester's Hope Mill
Club Mex, a part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience, will get its world premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, from Thursday 17 January - Sunday 10 February 2019.
It's the second new musical from Global Musicals, the producers of current West End sensation, SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, about the six wives of Henry VIII, that is currently playing a critically acclaimed sold-out season at the Arts Theatre.
In Club Mex you are on the dancefloor in the heart of the action, joining Mel and her two best mates as they experience the highs, lows and hangovers of Cancun in a heart-warming coming-of-age comedy. Grab your flip-flops...we'll see you in Mexico!
Club Mex has a script penned by Tamar Broadbent, one of the UK's most exciting emerging female stand-up comedians, and an infectious, original musical score by John-Victor that fuses pop, dance and musical theatre.
It is directed by West End star Julie Atherton who has been working on the development of the show with Perfect Pitch Musicals over the last couple of years. "When the guys at Perfect Pitch first approached me to get involved I knew it was an idea I wanted to play with and explore how involved the audience could be. After a workshop last year at Edge Hill university we soon realised audiences are very happy to be in the heart of where the action takes place and this piece allows them to do just that."
Tickets go on sale today (Monday September 17) at hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/club-mex/
As well as traditional casting, producers are offering digital open auditions for Club Mex. Applications will be via Instagram, with further details on Club Mex's website: www.theclubmex.com.
Recalls will be offered in London on 8 October and Manchester on 12 October. "We are looking for people with funny bones and strong vocal ability, however there is no requirement for formal training. We want to hear from you if you love singing and making people laugh!"
Joe Houston of Hope Mill Theatre said, "We are thrilled to be hosting Global Musicals as part of our 2019 season and are even more thrilled to have them kicking off what is going to be a very exciting year at Hope Mill Theatre. As a venue passionate about new musical theatre work and developing work regionally we couldn't think of a better company to bring a newly developed and rather unique musical event to our venue. The foresight and ambition that the company have for new musical theatre is exactly the kind of work we want staged here at Hope Mill Theatre and we look forward to introducing Club Mex to our audiences."
Cast and full creative team to be announced.