A large company of young actors team up with accomplished playwright Charlotte Josephine and Director Eva Sampson who will be premiering the play Sticky which will run in rep with a brand new musical Infinite Joy written by Brendan Cull and Robert Scott and directed by Simon Kane.

Recent graduates from The BRIT School - one of the UK’s leading and free performing arts and technology schools– present a brand new season of work exploring the concerns of young people today around identity, sex, autonomy and self-discovery.

The show is produced through the school’s unique training initiative The Andrew Lloyd Webber Bridge Company, which creates and presents dynamic, socially relevant work in a professional context, serving as a link for young actors between education and professional practice. The course is two days a week allowing students to secure paid employment from a part time job in conjunction with their training. Alumni of the The Bridge Company include; Jake Davis (Black Mirror, XY), Eric Abrefa (Julie, A Taste of Honey, NT), Jovian Wade (Doctor Who, Eastenders).

Sticky is a new play about Britain’s archaic sex education system that is failing our youth. Infinite Joy is a new musical fable about Generation Y, set on a remote Scottish island.

Simon Stephens, producer of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Bridge Company says, “We are thrilled to be able to commission two brand new pieces and extend the opportunity to more young people than ever before. We are excited to have found a home for this work at Southwark Playhouse who have such a fantastic reputation as a venue for the UK’s most innovative emerging companies.”

Charlotte Josephine is a playwright and actor and picked up The Stage Edinburgh Award for Blush. Her new play Blue was awarded the Octagon Prize by the Bolton Octagon. Charlotte’s hit play Bitch Boxer won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012, the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, the Holden Street Theatre’s Award 2013, and the Adelaide Fringe Award 2014. She is currently adapting it as a movie for BBC Films. In March 2017 she was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist. Her work is published by Oberon Books.

Brendan Cull has been working in theatre for the past 11 years as a writer and actor with credits including Spamalot, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, and most recently The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre. His writing projects include: Sleepless- A new Musical, The Monster Bride - Book & Lyrics, based on Never the Bride by Paul Magrs.

Robert Scott is a composer and Musical Director who has worked productions including Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival and has been musical director on west end shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), She Loves Me (Savoy Theatre) and Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre).

Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins | Suitable for ages: 14+

The company is generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Company Information

Written by Charlotte Josephine
Directed by Eva Sampson
Designed by Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr

Friday 22nd June 8pm
Saturday 23rd June 3.30pm
Tuesday 26th June 8pm
Thursday 28th June 8pm
Saturday 30th June 8pm
Monday 2nd July 8pm
Wednesday 4th July 8pm
Friday 6th July 8pm
Saturday 7th July 3.30pm
Tuesday 10th July 8pm
Thursday 12th July 8pm
Saturday 14th July 8pm

Infinite Joy
Written by Brendan Cull and Robert Scott
Directed by Simon Kane
Designed by Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr

Saturday 23rd June 8pm
Monday 25th June 8pm
Wednesday 27th June 8pm
Friday 29th June 8pm
Saturday 30th June 3.30pm
Tuesday 3rd July 8pm
Thursday 5th July 8pm
Saturday 7th July 8pm
Monday 9th July 8pm
Wednesday 11th July 8pm
Friday 13th July 8pm
Saturday 14th July 3.30pm

Andrew Graham
Chloe Harris
Clay Milner Russell
Delainey Hayles
Eleanor Chilton-Sutton
Eve Scott
Hannah Martin
Kai Thorne
Leo Broadhead
Olivia Kiely
Rasaq Kukoyi
Sam Johnson
Shanay Neusum-James
Sybil Clarke

Infinite Joy
Charlotte Bailey
Hannah Snell
Ihsan Quamie-Muhammad
Jordy Lagbre
Joseph Daniels-White
Lorren Santo-Quinn
Megan O'Connor
Nell Cope-Morris
Owen Skinner
Roseanne Musgrove
Thomas Griffiths
Tristan Ralph

Listings information

22 June – 14 July
Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway

8pm|3.30pm (Previews £12, £20, £16 Concessions)

Box office: 020 7407 0234

Photo Credit: The Other Richard