This Summer, Hartshorn – Hook Productions will present a new production of the internationally acclaimed musical revue I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE for a limited run in the new studio space Above The Arts, Wednesday 1 - Saturday 18 July 2015. This production will be the first musical venture for the space which officially opened its doors in March 2015.
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE features book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (Tony Award winner for Memphis, now running in the West End), and music by Jimmy Roberts. The longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE has been staged all over the world and in dozens of languages.
The production will be directed by Kirk Jameson, who recently directed Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes ‘round, as well as On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, both at the Union Theatre. Kirk will be joined by Sam Spencer-Lane for musical staging. Sam’s more recent choreography credits include Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios) and The Last Five Years (Menier Chocolate Factory). The Musical Director will be Scott Morgan who most recently accompanied Keith Jack on his UK Tour and American Drag Sensation Courtney Act during her UK Shows.
Julie Atherton will star following her current role in the London premier of Shock Treatment at the Kings Head. Julie’s previous credits include Kate Monster in the Original London Cast of Avenue Q, Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act; The Musical (National Tour) and in the title role in Therese Raquin, which transferred to the Park Theatre following a sell-out performance at the Finborough.
Joining Julie onstage is her Avenue Q co-star Simon Lipkin. Simon most recently appeared in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s acclaimed production of Assassins and previous credits include Barlow in I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Lonny in the Original London Production of Rock of Ages (Garrick Theatre) and Sir Galahad in Spamalot (National Tour).
Also joining the line-up is Gina Beck, known for her portrayal as Glinda the Good in Wicked (Apollo Victoria). Prior to this Gina appeared as Christine Daae for in The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s) and as Cosette Les Miserables (Queens Theatre).
Completing the cast is Samuel Holmes who most recently joined the Monty Pythons onstage at the O2 in their comeback show Monty Python Live (Mostly) for which Samuel collected an award on their behalf at the British Comedy Awards. His previous credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot (National Tour), Terrence in The Water Babies (Leicester Curve) and Ruth in Sasha Regan’s All-Male Pirates Of Penzance (Union Theatre/Wilton’s Music Hall).