Oscar-winning composer comes to Teddington in star-studded musical

The Rose Theatre will host a star-studded production of the musical Junkyard written by BAFTA-winning Jack Thorne who has previously written Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and will feature Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck. 


Jeremy Herrin will direct Jack Thorne’s Junkyard, a hilarious musical about a group of misfit teenagers who come together to build an adventure playground in Bristol.

The musical is a true story inspired by the Lockleaze playground known as ‘The Vench’, established over 30 years ago and still operating today.

Jack Thorne, a Bristolian himself, wrote the play which will feature in Bristol and Kingston, it will be featured in South West London between April 19th and 30th next year.

It’s 1979, rubbish is on the streets, and it’s tricky being Fiz. She’s 13, she’s got no money, her sister’s pregnant and her mum thinks she’s a waste of space…

Rick remembers what it’s like to be a teenager. So when he decides to build a junk playground in Bristol, he’s pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved. He’s wrong.

But with some old-fashioned emotional bribery, Rick persuades Fiz, Higgy and Ginger to help him. And the project turns from something that means nothing to something that means a lot. And kids that care about nothing, start to care a lot.  But darkness has a way of coming back and biting you when you least expect it.

Tickets are now on sale for the production and range between £11 and £31 and are available from the Box Office or on 020 8174 0090.


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