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WORLD PREMIERE

London Cries

London Cries

by Di Trevis
music by Dominic Muldowney and songs from the London Music Hall
directed by Di Trevis

November 20 - December 20

Click here for the NYTheatre.com review

From the crumbling walls and recesses of an old London theatre, the ghosts of yesteryear share their lives, their loves and the lilting melodies of a bygone Victorian era.

Featuring thirty songs from the London music hall tradition, LONDON CRIES draws upon first-hand accounts of the powerless poor who hacked a difficult living from the streets of the metropolis.

LONDON CRIES speaks to us in words and music of the suffering but also the joys of London life as it was really lived.

Written by Di Trevis with music by Dominic Muldowney

Starring the Irondale Ensemble, and the Olivier Award-Winning actress Jenny Galloway, and Richard Poe (Cry Baby, The Pajama Game, M. Butterfly, Moon Over Buffalo, 1776).

Following this world premiere, London Cries will be performed at the Old Vic with an all-star British cast.

Di Trevis is a world-renowned international Theatre and Opera director, who was the first woman to run a company at the Royal National Theatre in London.  Some of her productions include: Happy End, Taming of the Shrew, Revenger’s Tragedy, Much Ado About Nothing, and Elgar’s Rondo .  For the National Theatre she did Happy Birthday Brecht, A Matter of Life and Death, The Mother, School For Wives, Yemma, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Inadmissable Evidence, and Remembrance of Things Past on which she collaborated with Harold Pinter and won an Olivier Award.