Lockwood Productions and Fools & Kings present the world première
THE GREEN FAIRY
by Sain & Libby
Director: Jack Sain; Musical Director: William Bullivant; Dramaturg & Associate: Hannah Hauer-King; Set and costume designer: Katharine Heath
Wednesday 30 October – Saturday 23 November
Following a successful workshop at the King’s Head starring Declan Bennett and Lucie Jones in February, Lockwood Productions and Fools & Kings today announce the UK premiere of The Green Fairy. The show previews from 30 October at the Union Theatre, and runs until 23 November.
“Come into my world, for just a minute, and cast all your doubts aside…”
Tonight, Jo saw her daughter Wendy sing for the first time in the pub where she used to work - they don’t seem to have a relationship. Jo doesn’t seem to have a relationship with anyone really, and the Green Fairy wants to know where it all went wrong...
Memories start to surface of Jo’s adolescence and early adulthood in 1990s London. Together, they explore Jo’s history with her ex-girlfriend, ex-husband and eventually her daughter.
An ode to queer parenting and overcoming anxiety, The Green Fairy is an immersive pub musical following one woman’s struggle to take back control of her own life before it’s too late.
After an enthusiastically received workshop at the King’s Head starring Declan Bennett and Lucie Jones, The Green Fairy receives its premiere production with a full actor/musician cast.
Julie Atherton plays Jo. Her previous theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Pure Imagination (St James Theatre), Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Sister Act (UK tour), Avenue Q (Noël Coward Theatre), Tick, Tick… BOOM!, The Last 5 Years (Duchess Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre/UK Tour), Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Little by Little; Mrs Gucci (Arts Theatre), Tempting Fate (The Other Palace), Christmas in New York (Palace Theatre), The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios), West End Recast 2 (Phoenix Theatre), The Hired Man (Curve, Leicester), Thérèse Raquin (Finborough Theatre/Park Theatre), Lift (Soho Theatre), Ordinary Days (Finborough Theatre/Trafalgar Studios), The Opinion Makers (Derby Theatre), You’ll Never Walk Alone (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Just So, Out of this World (Chichester Festival Theatre), Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Everyman) and Charlotte’s Web (Polka Theatre). Television credits include Monty & Co, Pirates, Shakespeare and Hathaway, The Sound of Music Live, Otherworld, Barbara and Brainiacs.
Georgina Hellier plays The Green Fairy. Her previous theatre credits Dorothy (Bunker Theatre), Something to Tell You (Arcola Theatre) and The Buried Moon (Theatre Royal Winchester).
Harry F Brown plays Toby. His previous theatre credits include The Band (UK tour) and Dogfight (Southwark). Georgina Hellier plays The Green Fairy. Her previous theatre credits Dorothy (Bunker Theatre), Something to Tell You (Arcola Theatre) and The Buried Moon (Theatre Royal Winchester).
Emma Kinney plays Wendy. The Green Fairy marks her professional stage debut.
David Perkins plays Daniel. His previous theatre credits include The Bridges of Madison County (Menier Chocolate Factory), Spring Awakening (Transfer Productions), The Rose Tattoo, The Life of Galileo, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Coast of Utopia and The Voysey Inheritance (National Theatre). For film his credits include Laura’s Star.
Emma Whittaker plays Young Jo. Her previous theatre credits include Chaplin – The Charlie Chaplin Story, The Snow Spider (UK tours) and Merlin’s Apprentice (The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton). For film her credits include How to Not Disappear Completely and Love Lost.
Jack Sain directs. His previous theatre credits include Beatrice di Tenda (Bel Canto Opera Festival), How I Learned to Drive (Southwark Playhouse), Four Play (The Old Vic) and Crossing Over (The Other Palace). He was the resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse in 2016, where his credits include Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Elegy, Saint Joan, One Night In Miami, Limehouse and Faith Healer. Other assistant director credits include Killer Joe (Trafalgar Studios), Jonah and Otto (Park Theatre) and Present Laughter (Gate Theatre Dublin).
Writers Jack Sain and Stephen Libby said today, "We are incredibly excited to bring The Green Fairy to The Union Theatre this autumn. After a successful workshop at The Kings Head, the generous reception from the industry showing galvanised us to turn The Green Fairy into a fully-fledged piece that was true to our own lives and said things that we want to say. It's a queer story, a story about Londoners, about growing up and about getting on. The show has evolved and grown, genders have changed, themes have twisted, songs and scenes have been thrown out, new ones created. It's incredibly new to both of us, but we've truly fallen in love with the Green Fairy - we hope you do too.”
Jack Sain and Stephen Libby met three years ago and started singing in open mic nights together; The Green Fairy marks their musical theatre writing debut.
Ben produced the Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 at the Union Theatre starring Declan Bennett and Bronte Barbe. He also produced West End After Hours (Vaults Theatre) and Associate Producer on The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre). Previously, he was Professional Licensing Manager at Theatrical Rights Worldwide. He also worked at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Sonia Friedman Productions and Simon & How. Television work includes Reburial of Richard III for Channel 4, and The Elaine Paige Showas Elaine’s Personal Assistant for Sky Arts. Since 2015, Ben has worked annually as a Production Runner for the BAFTA Film and BAFTA Television Awards.
Hannah is a London based theatre director, and Artistic Director and co-founder of all female theatre company Damsel Productions. After moving from the US, she started her London directing career acting as Resident AD at Soho Theatre in 2014. She now works as a freelance theatre director, and has worked at venues including Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Traverse Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. She also works as a dramaturg, as well as a theatre, comedy and cabaret programmer for arts venue Live At Zedel.
Most recent directing work includes: The Funeral Director (Southwark Playhouse & UK Tour 2019), The Grief Circle (Epic Stages Project with National Youth Theatre), Fabric (Soho Theatre), The Amber Trap (Theatre 503), Grotty (Bunker Theatre), Fury (Soho Theatre), The Swell (Hightide Festival), Breathe (Bunker Theatre), Revolt She Said Revolt Again (RCSSD), Clay (Pleasance Theatre), Witt 'n Camp (Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly) Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre). Associate/Assistant work: Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe), Radiant Vermin (Soho Theatre) and Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
William Bullivant is an award winning musical director and orchestrator working in London. In 2018 William won the prestigious Musicians Company ‘Music Direction Award’ and has since graduated from the Royal Academy of Music’s Musical Direction Masters programme with distinction.
Recently, William has been engaged as assistant MD for the UK premiere of Dave Malloy’s ‘Preludes’ At Southwark Playhouse.
Prior to this William has been the musical director for a number of companies and has conducted a large variety of shows including, The Wild Party, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Little Women, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, and many more.
William has also accompanied masterclasses for West End and Broadway stars including Patti Lupone, Imelda Staunton, Claude Michelle Schoenberg, Jenna Russell, Natalie Weiss and Scott Alan.
William has also been musical director and orchestrator for a variety of new workshop musicals, most recently, Martha In The Dark, based on original songs by the band Borderville.
Hello Stranger - Wendy
End of the Day - Jo
The Girl in Green - Company
Dirty Dancing - Young Jo, Eliza, Daniel, Toby
All Eyes on You - Eliza, Young Jo
Follow the Sea - Eliza, Young Jo
By Your Side - Daniel
Happy Hour - Young Jo, Toby, Daniel
Follow the Sea (reprise) - Young Jo, Daniel
Animals - Jo
To Hollywood - Eliza
Neverland - Company
Dark Paradise - Daniel, Eliza
Words to Say - Toby, Young Jo, Jo
Londontown - Wendy, Jo
Sticks and Stones - Company