From one of musical theatre’s most exciting and award-winning composers, Adam Gwon, comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps … but probably should at some point.
Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfilment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humour and poignancy it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
Exit Stage Left is a Bath based theatre company that doesn’t shy away from new and interesting work and have performed at the Rondo for the last four years, receiving no less than twenty nominations in the prestigious Rose Bowl and David Beach Awards. They were delighted to win the coveted Best Musical Awards for their productions of “A New Brain” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as well as Best Director for last year’s “When Midnight Strikes.”
The cast of “Ordinary Days” consists of only four people but ESL have assembled a stunning cast.
Stalwart member, Andrew English, is an extremely popular actor in the Bath area, appearing with many groups in Bath such as BLOG, BODS, Rondo Theatre Company and his own company, Spare Room Theatre, who recently staged “Spring Awakening” to huge critical acclaim. Andrew has received two best actor nominations at the Rose Bowl Awards and has appeared in all ESL’s award winning shows.
Aimi Kuhlke trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and first appeared with ESL last summer. However she
has played many leads roles with local groups such as Bodlets (now Zenith) and Bath Light Opera Group. She is delighted to be playing the iconic role of Deloris Van Cartier at the Theatre Royal later this year in BLOG’s production of “Sister Act.”
Anna Robertson has appeared in ESL’s last three musicals but she is also a loyal member of BLOG. She will be fondly remembered by Bath theatre goers as Belle in BLOG’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” and will be returning to the Theatre Royal to play Sister Roberts, a stark contrast to her role in “Ordinary Days.”
Tom Corbishley is appearing with Exit Stage Left for the first time but is extremely well known to Bath audiences having playing a multitude of leads with Zenith Youth Theatre, winning the Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Actor twice. He also sang with Bath music man, Grenville Jones, and Bath Male Choir. Tom studied with Bath Academy of Musical Theatre before leaving for Colchester Institute and has recently gained a place at the prestigious Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Drama to study musical theatre. We predict a bright future for this young man.
The cast will be accompanied by accomplished Musical Director, Harry Burt, who has quickly made a name for himself in Bath and surrounding areas. Director, Alison McCausland, says “We are so lucky to have such a talented cast and crew. Their talent and dedication is second to none so audiences are in for a treat. As the show is only eighty five minutes we are hoping that it will appeal to people who wouldn’t normally go to the theatre in the week because of the late finish.”
“Ordinary Days” can be seen at the Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, from the 14th to the 18th Jul, 2015 at 8pm.
Tickets are £10 adults and £8 concessions and can be bought in person from Bath Box Office, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, by phoning 01225 463362 or online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk