‘Immortality’ is a new musical from award-winning writer, Mark Andrewes. It is a darkly comic tale about the pursuit of fame and eternal youth, set to an infectiously melodic electro-pop musical score!
The show tells the story of Robert Rugley, a middle-aged office worker, who has for many years tried and failed to make a career as a singer-songwriter. Despite thinning hair and an expanding waistline, he still dreams of one day being recognised for his musical talents, but the reality of being trapped in a tedious job with no prospect of escape has gradually led him into depression and thoughts of suicide. As Robert stands on the edge of the office building contemplating throwing himself to his death, a stranger offers him a deal that promises to make all of his dreams come true...
Exploring issues of age discrimination and superficiality in popular culture, the drama examines the nature of the creative calling through the story of one artist’s struggle to find purpose in life.
The production combines vibrant, engaging performances and choreography with instantly memorable pop tunes. It particularly appeals to lovers of electronic pop music with a 1980s/90s flavour and a strongly melodic content, LGBTQ+ audiences, fans of musical theatre and anyone looking for a thought-provoking and entertaining theatrical experience.
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Mark Andrewes' previous musical theatre work includes:
‘This Was Your Life’ (music/lyrics) – Best Original Song award at the Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe Festival in 2012 and 2013.
'Snakes! The Musical.' (music/lyrics) - This hugely popular comedy received numerous five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and finished the fifth best rated show in 2013, out of over 2,000 shows. It was nominated for the prestigious Musical Theatre Network awards, and was praised as a 'cult hit' by musical theatre legend Elaine Paige. In September 2014 it also made its debut in London's west-end at the Leicester Square Theatre.
Previous reviews for 'Snakes! The Musical':
'A laugh a minute, tongue in cheek romp through the world of Musical theatre – a must see... The numbers are extremely funny, catchy' - Everything Theatre
'The 15 original songs... have the audience in hysterics from start to finish.' - The Reviews Hub
Previous reviews for 'Herstoric':
'Both shows follow in the footsteps of Six and, dare I say it, Hamilton." - LondonTheatre1