Edges

30 July - 30 August 2014

by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

‘Funny, sweet, angsty, it strikes a real chord… the whole four-strong ensemble are in fine voice, belting out the group numbers with infectious energy’
– Time Out

‘A rollercoaster of emotions and a delightful evening well spent’
– West End Wilma

‘Edges is an unforgettable experience, a true classic of modern music in the vein of Rent and Spring Awakening’ 
– New York Times

Written by the award-winning Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Edges, follows four twenty-somethings’ journey to self-discovery as they face love, loss, and everything in-between. A huge hit on Broadway in 2007, this new production at the Tabard Theatre marks its full run in the UK.

Hilarious, moving, and endlessly relatable, Edges is an unmissable and fantastic evening of theatre for all to enjoy. This contemporary song cycle explores the questions four young adults face as they come of age and seek simply truths in a complex world. Find out just how many other people also spend Friday nights at home on Facebook or what to do when your boyfriend likes theatre and flower arranging a little bit too much!

With wit and charm, the musical vignettes follow them on a journey of confronting emotions, escaping expectation and deciphering complicated relationships.

A huge hit on Broadway when it first played in 2007, this expanded production features new songs written by Pasek and Paul, not seen in the original show. Featuring Christina Modestou (In the Heights, We Will Rock You), Luke Street, Thomas Henson and Rebecca Jayne-Davies (West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Water Babies). Directed by Adam Philpott, Choreography by Lewis Butler and Musical Direction from Edward Court, Edges, (Pasek and Paul’s first musical) plays a limited five week run until the 30 August. 

PASEK AND PAUL
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are the Tony-nominated songwriters of the Broadway musical A Christmas Story (dir. John Rando, chor. Warren Carlyle), which opened in November 2012 and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, record-breaking run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. In addition to the Best Score nomination, A Christmas Story also received Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Book. Benj & Justin are also the composers behind the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, (dir. Joe Mantello, chor. Christopher Gattelli), a Best New Musical nominee for the Drama League, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards.