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Cells – a musical film

Metta Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Stephen Joseph Theatre present

Cells

A musical film

A university science lab. A kebab shop at 2am. An online gaming forum. Two strangers’ lives become unexpectedly intertwined in this intimate new musical film, starring Olivier award-winning national treasure Clive Rowe (In the Willows) and rising star Lem Knights (Priscilla – Queen of the Desert).

Alan Bennett meets The Streets in this tender and uplifting new work, giving voice to the lives of two everyday blokes in search of connection… Written, developed and recorded entirely during lockdown by the award-winning writer/director P Burton-Morgan and composer Ben Glasstone.

[contains mild swearing] 

While WhatsOnStage has the first episode, the subsequent six episodes are available via the other partnering venues websites – with the schedule as follows:

Episode 1: Monday 19 April What’sOnStage

Episode 2: Tuesday 20 April Royal and Derngate
Episode 3: Weds 21 April Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch – see below
Episode 4: Thurs 22 April Stephen Joseph Theatre
Episode 5: Friday 23 April Royal and Derngate
Episode 6: Saturday 24 April Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch – see below
Episode 7: Sunday 25 April Stephen Joseph Theatre

The film will be fully revealed on Monday 26 April as a complete package, with audiences advised to make a donation to help support the UK venues involved.

Written, developed and recorded entirely during lockdown by the award-winning writer/director P Burton-Morgan and composer Ben Glasstone. Metta are partnering with three major regional venues – Royal & Derngate Northampton, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

 

Episode 3: The Hunger 

In a burst of 2am post party hunger the two strangers end up in the same kebab shop, confused by a mutually overwhelming sense of deja vu. 

Episode 6: Awkward 

Neil and JoJo meet on a park bench. It’s awkward… maybe too awkward for anything more to come from this coincidental crossing of paths that has led them both to this point in their lives…

 

 

Dates

19 - 26 April 2021

Prices

Free to all to access via YouTube with a suggested donation (£3 per episode, £10 for the whole film) – all of which will go to the three theatres to help support their recovery.

Location

Online

Cast + Creatives

Writer and Director P Burton-Morgan
Composer Ben Glasstone
Director of Photography Jon Dickinson
Musical Director Phil Cornwell
Editor William Reynolds

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