Original British Musical Takes Off at Jermyn Street for Limited Season, 31 March 2009
Jet Set Go!, a sell-out show at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, touches down in London for three weeks at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 31 March to Saturday 18 April 2009.
Take to the skies with a tantalisingly tuneful team of fun-loving cabin crew in this brand new British musical. With romance rampaging in the sky, a lustful stopover in New York sends sexual tensions spiralling high. Fasten your seatbelts for this exhilarating London première, with an original score by Notes for the Stage finalist, Pippa Cleary. As the crew sing up the aisles and tap dance down Broadway, it’s a journey that you’ll never forget.
Jet Set Go! takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of those working in the skies, with a host of adorable characters, including the Puerto Rican stewardess (and seductress) Julia, who has a lover in every country, and the idealistic Ryan, who longingly dreams of his perfect guy. Its contemporary take on love (and lust) is a uniquely uplifting experience.
Take Note Theatre was founded to bring new musical theatre to a wider audience. Integral to this policy is its commitment to working with writers and composers to develop new work and further British musical theatre. In 2008 the company produced two musicals at the Edinburgh Festival, both of which enjoyed sold out runs and critical acclaim. In 2009, the company is producing Jet Set Go! for its season at Jermyn Street Theatre and developing two new projects for production later in the year, both in Edinburgh and London.
Produced by Take Note Theatre in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, Jet Set Go! has book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, and is directed and choreographed by Luke Sheppard and developed in collaboration with Take Note Theatre.
Jake Brunger – Book & Lyrics
Jake is a member of the Royal Court Theatre Young Writer’s Programme, where his tutor is Leo Butler. His plays include Sam’s Game and Racing with Dogs and Knives (both showcased in the Momentum Festival), The Engagement (Carlton TV Workshop) and Meat Market (in a reading at Hampstead Theatre Start Night). He has also written for a Later with Paines Plough event and for the Bristol 24 Hour Plays: Red Bull Sessions, in association with Old Vic New Voices. Jake wrote lyrics for Exhibitionists at the Wickham Theatre in Bristol and is currently Assistant Director on the UK tour of Calendar Girls.
Pippa Cleary – Music & Lyrics
Pippa studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,where she was awarded the Wax Chandler’s Prize for Composition. Her song ‘Christmas Without You’ was shortlisted for the inaugural Notes for the Stage competition. She has composed music for productions of The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Wickham Theatre) and The Darkling Plain (Edinburgh Festival). She also composes for film and radio. She was Musical Director for Take Note Theatre’s 2008 productions and is currently working on a production of Jekyll and Hyde. Pippa is currently a final year music student at Bristol University.
Luke Sheppard – Director & Choreographer
Luke founded Take Note Theatre and directed both Jet Set Go! and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. He is Development Co-ordinator for Perfect Pitch and worked on their recent annual showcase at the Trafalgar Studios. He was Assistant Director to Sir Jonathan Miller on Hamlet at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol and his directing credits include The Wonderful World of Dissocia and A Girl in a Car With a Man, both at Wickham Theatre. He organised the Bristol 24 Hour Plays: Red Bull Sessions, in association with Old Vic New Voices, and worked with Peepolykus to develop a new musical proposal at the National Theatre Studio. He is directing a new musical for the Brighton Fringe, whilst developing two productions with Take Note Theatre for 2009.
Press night for Jet Set Go! is Thursday 2 April at 8.00pm
Take Note Theatre presents
Jet Set Go!
Tue 31 March – Sat 18 April 2009
Jermyn Street Theatre, Jermyn Street, London SW1
0207 287 2875