Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For CLOSETS at Hope Mill Theatre
Starring Lloyd Daniels (X Factor, Joseph Tour), Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation St, Emmerdale, Chicago) and Sam Retford (Ackley Bridge C4 ), Closets is an original, new British musical that opens this month. Rehearsals are currently underway and you can check out photos below!
Closets is a coming of age LGBTQ Pop musical based on the Multi-Award Winning short film 'Closets' which was sponsored by Attitude Magazine in 2015 and won the IRIS PRIZE Best of British and Youth Award.
It is a new original musical extravaganza featuring 13 original numbers
It's 1988, 16 year old Henry is struggling with his sexuality, identity and daily battles with his mother. He goes inside his Closet and unexpectedly time travels to 2018 and meets 16 year old Ben living in his bedroom dealing with similar issues today.
Ben and Henry decide to run away from their lives and facing coming out as gay by time travelling in the Closet, taking them on adventures to New York's Stonewall bar in 1969 and beyond. But how long can they run from their lives before their time zones catch up with them?
Featuring uplifting pop musical numbers and contemporary ballads this show is guaranteed to warm everyone's soul.
The show will also plans to be screened in select cinemas to LGBTQ Youth Groups across the UK and is currently being adapted into a musical feature film due to shoot later next year.
Producers feel the topic of this musical is both important and timely given the pressures young gay people face.
The show premieres at Hope Mill Theatre Manchester which is quickly becoming home to high quality musical premieres and revivals, with Hair, YANK! and Pippin all playing at the venue before moving to London.
Tickets available via https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/closets-the-musical/
Sam Retford and Hayley Tamaddon
Lloyd Daniels and Sam Retford