After a five-star, sellout run at VAULT Festival 2023, IN CLAY, a “perfectly formed and expertly polished” (The Reviews Hub) new musical comes to London for a strictly limited run.
Based on a true story, this “heartfelt, charming new musical…” (Everything Theatre) is told from a quaint Parisian apartment in the late 1930s. Marie-Berthe Cazin, a ceramist in her early 40s, eagerly awaits her estranged childhood friend, and now celebrated artist, Henrietta Tirman. Her imminent arrival pushes Marie to reflect on the great joys and sorrows
of a life devoted to making art.
Hailed “a truly magnificent storyteller” (Lost in Theatreland) for the VAULT Festival production, Rosalind Ford reprises her critically-acclaimed performance as Marie Cazin. The fantastic Eleanor Walsh (Heathers UK Tour) joins the cast as the alternate.
Shortlisted for an Offies OffFest Award, the Stiles & Drewe MTI Mentorship Award and the Best New Song Prize 2023 in the last year alone, IN CLAY runs for four weeks only at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 13 March - 7 April 2024.
The production will also be accompanied by an exhibition celebrating contemporary women ceramicists, curated by Rose Gleadell. International in scope, In Clay: The Exhibition will shine a light on the ways in which women artists are making their mark on the medium.
Amongst the twenty artists include Emily Myers, Ngozi Omeje, Ying Zheng, Venetia Berry, Maja Quille, Tessa Eastman, Iku Nishikawa and Rose Schmits.
Reviews for the VAULT Festival 2023 run:
“A poignant reflection on ambition, regrets & self-fulfilment…”
“An enchanting story full of heart…”
ALL THAT DAZZLES
“But the lyrics… oh my gosh, the lyrics…”
“An experience I won’t soon forget… One of the best new musicals I have seen…”
NORTH WEST END UK
“A delightful way to spend an hour…”
WEST END BEST FRIEND
“A seamlessly blended musical that is intimate, detailed and entertaining…”
LOST IN THEATRELAND
Age guidance 12+
Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 13th March 2024 until Sun 7th April 2024.
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