Taking place from 13th - 22nd of April, The Crazy Coqs will host and premiere its first full-length musical, After You. Created by Katie Lam and Alex Parker, and starring Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt, After You is a production conceived specifically for this intimate Soho venue.
Showcasing many of the West End’s most exciting musical theatre stars, The Crazy Coqs has become the venue of choice for upand-coming performers and established stars alike. The circular room, located in the depths of Soho, boasts a unique and breath-taking art-deco style, with an intimate stage area and a sophisticated cocktail menu.
For this new production, Katie Lam and Alex Parker were tasked with devising a modern story, celebrating the unique intimacy of The Crazy Coqs.
Taking their inspiration from the classic romances, Brief Encounter , Falling in Love and The Way we Were, After You is a story about falling in love, the price of conventional success and the things we sometimes need to keep for ourselves. Meeting by chance at a cabaret performance, two strangers strike up a conversation. Unavailable and living incompatible lives, their connection is still, sudden and deep. Unable to resist meeting again, they are consumed by a perfect secret that threatens to overwhelm the worlds they have worked so hard to earn.
Childhood friends and longtime creative collaborators, Lam and Parker have been writing and producing musicals and musical theatre songs for three years, including commissioned numbers for the opening of the ‘What’s On Stage’ awards and for cabarets of Olivier award-winning actors including Janie Dee and Paul Baker. The talented pair have also worked on the following Amateur Dramatics: A Musical Comedy , The Railway Children: A Musical and All Aboard, After You marks their fourth full show and their first for the venue.
The Crazy Coqs is one of Soho’s most vibrant cultural spaces with ‘Live At Zédel’ delivering an on-going multi-disciplinary entertainment programme for discerning and curious culture-hungry Londoners. Now into its second season, Live at Zédel, produced in partnership with Fane Productions Ltd, brings together all art forms in one extraordinary building, featuring music, comedy, literary events and now its very own musical.
Fane Productions Ltd operates as a unique one-stop shop for talent from across the global entertainment industry. Acting as management or agent for clients, Fane Productions also produce and promote tours, run record label ‘Fane Phonics’ and programme venues, including The Crazy Coqs. After You is Fane Productions’ first musical theatre co-production. Musical theatre clients include: Samantha Barks, Maria Friedman, Rachel Tucker, Willemijn Verkaik & Matt Cardle.
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