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Sarah Loader for Snapdragon Productions in association with The Watermill Theatre present

TEDDY

by Tristan Bernays
Music by Dougal Irvine

Thu 11 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Feb 2018

In association with Snapdragon Productions

Snapdragon Productions

Elephant and Castle, London. 1956. Saturday night.

Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quiffed. Red lipstick. Dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it’s pouring down, they’re totally skint, and someone wants them dead? A little trouble never stopped a Ted from having a good time. Desperate times call for rock ‘n’ roll.

From the writer-director team behind Boudica at the Globe and Frankenstein at The Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall in London comes Teddy, an award-winning, punchy new musical that races through the dark and damaged world of post-war London: a brand new Britain bombed to bits by the Blitz, belts tight with austerity, but ripe and ready for revolution.

With electrifying original songs plus some of the hugest hits from the 1950s performed by the on-stage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts, Teddy is the ultimate story of teenage rebellion and the birth of a new musical era. Bursting with the energy of a live gig, this is theatre that leaves you on a high and jiving all the way home.

Please note this production contains some strong language.


Listen to some of the original songs from Teddy 

Directed by Eleanor Rhode
Musical direction by Harrison White
Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves
Set design by Max Dorey
Lighting design by Christopher Nairne
Sound design by Max Pappenheim
Costume design by Holly Rose Henshaw