The Lightning Road, directed by Susan Raasay comes to the Actor’s Church, Covent Garden for one night only on 26th October 2018.
Emmeline Quinn’s life has fallen apart since the death of her mother. One night she walks out into the middle of a storm, and when lightning strikes, it changes everything. Cole van Buren is running away from his past and desperately looking for something, or someone, to renew his faith. When the two meet, their lives are changed forever. After Emmeline’s shell-shocked WW1 veteran father is drafted back into the US Army in 1942, Cole is forced to make a choice between staying in the priesthood that has been his home for the past eight years and following his heart in an attempt to protect the father of the woman he loves but has never seen.
The Lightning Road follows the lives of Cole and Emmeline from their first encounter in 1934 through the hardships of the Second World War up until 1954. This is a story of camaraderie, courage and hope. The journey of a boy who became a priest and then a soldier, and the girl who gave him something to believe in.
The Lightning Road is a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Flora Leo (Show and Tell, Triangularity) and produced by Alice Greening (Free Solo, Tuesdays and Sundays).
The Lightning Road features Betsy Lee-Miller as Emmeline Quinn and Ruari Kelsey as Cole van Buren. With supporting cast: Jack Donald, Jonathan Douglas MBE, Lucy Park, Cecily Redman, Leonie-Marie Richardson, Brendan Robert, Christopher Short and Maryann Wright.
The Lightning Road is presented with Iris Theatre as part of their Workin Process platform in performance at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden on Friday 26th October 2018.