WORKING - now at the Concordia Theatre 22-27 March
24th February 2010
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Many Theatre-goers will have heard of “Wicked”, currently a smash hit in the West End and Broadway.  Nearly everyone has heard of “Godspell”, one of the original rock musicals.  They were both composed by Schwartz, together with two other well known shows “Children of Eden” and “Pippin”.  He also wrote film scores for Disney in “Pocahontas” and the “Hunchback of Notre Dame”. 

When Schwartz read Terkel’s book “Working”, he felt that a musical was in there somewhere.  The book took Terkel three years of workplace interviews numbering 6000 in all to come to fruition.  He died last year aged 89, just as President Obama won the nomination in Hawaii.  As a consequence there is a revival of interest in his work.

The musical uses 24 true stories intertwined by wonderful and evocative songs, using several different types of musical styles from the pen of Schwartz, and in 4 songs from the brilliant guitarist-composer James Taylor.  In all a high quality pedigree and the result is something very special, not often seen, but well worthy of any Theatre-goers’ time.

WORKING with Music by Stephen Scwartz and based on a book of the same name by Studs Terkel opens at Concordia Theatre on Monday 22nd March and runs for six days until Saturday 27th March 2010.

Ticket prices are £7.00 Monday, £8.00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, £9.00 Friday and £10 Saturday. Plus a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more on the first three days.

Tickets are available from theatre information office Monday to Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (these are cash only purchase) or contact ticket secretary Claire Pitt on 01455 636627.

For further information about Concordia Theatre contact Judy Peatfield – Theatre Publicity Officer on 01455 847676 or email PUBLICITY@CONCORDIATHEATRE.CO.UK

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