This first UK revival of this ground-breaking, long running, off-Broadway and West End musical – I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road – marks the show’s triumphant return to London 35 years after it was first seen at the Apollo Theatre.
Featuring a cast led by West End stars Landi Oshinowo (Shrek, Barnum, Sister Act) and Nicolas Colicos (Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard, Sister Act, The Bodyguard) this new production promises to lead audiences on a moving and emotionally charged musical journey about love, friendships and new beginnings.
Described as a ‘controversial sensation’, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road marked a watershed moment in the history of musical theatre when it first premiered, challenging gender roles through the exploration of friendships, relationships and the pursuit of personal goals.
I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road tells the story of singer songwriter Heather Jones who is finally breaking out of her celebrity world, reaching for a new life as a new woman – no longer ‘daughter’, ‘wife’ and ‘celebrity product’.
Music and lyrics are from the Broadway and Off-Broadway musical duo of Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford. The musical is directed by Matthew Gould with musical direction by Nick Barstow.
I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road plays at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 6 – 23 July 2016. http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk