Interval Productions present new musical Muted, written by Sarah Henley, with music
and lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen-Martin, at The Bunker this December.
Muted is a story of grief, guilt, self-discovery, forgiveness and the thing no one can do without – love.
Muted tells the story of teenager Michael Brookman, an exceptional singer whose band is on the brink of stardom. However, after the sudden death of his mother in a hit and run accident, Michael quits the band and stops speaking entirely. Three years on, Michael still hasn’t uttered a word and those around him have no idea what to do. Jake, Michael’s former band mate, is trying to hold everything together as the band’s shot at the big time comes along.
But there’s a catch: the record label wants Michael back as the band’s frontman. Lauren, Michael’s ex- girlfriend who is now in a relationship with Jake, attempts to bring Michael back from the edge. In doing so, long-forgotten feelings are unearthed and uncomfortable truths force their way into the opening. Perhaps some cracks are just too big to paper over.
Muted is brought to life on stage by Tori Allen-Martin (vocalist on Idris Elba’s mi Mandela album; backing vocalist for Eliza and the Bear; Hair, European Tour), Edd Campbell Bird (Les Misérables, Palace Theatre; Sweeney Todd, English National Opera; Adding Machine, Finborough Theatre), David Leopold (The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Soho Young Playwrights Festival, Soho Theatre; Burnt Part Boys, Park Theatre), Jos Slovick (Once, Phoenix Theatre and Gaiety Theatre, London; Bad Jews, Theatre Royal Haymarket and UK Tour; Spring Awakening, Novello Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith), Helen Hobson (Sunny Afternoon, Hampstead Theatre; The Sound of Music, Regent’s Open Air Theatre; Mamma Mia, Prince of Wales Theatre and Novello Theatre) and Mark Hawkins (The Railway Children, King’s Cross Theatre; Julius Caesar, The Globe; A Midsummers Night Dream, Middle Temple Hall)