Ginger Hibiscus | Look ahead: Howard Goodall's Love Story at the Union Theatre
Look ahead: Howard Goodall's Love Story at the Union Theatre
Ginger Hibiscus - Howard Goodall's Love Story at the Union Theatre Press Night
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03 Oct PRESS NIGHT: Howard Goodall’s Love Story at the Union Theatre

The Union Theatre in association with Aria Entertainment present Love Story

By Erich Segal
Book And Lyrics by Stephen Clark
Music & Additional Lyrics by Howard Goodall
Directed by Sasha Regan
Choreographer Lucie Pankhurst
Musical Director Inga Davis-Rutte
Designer Elle-Rose Hughes
Introducing David Albury and Victoria Serra

Inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling novel and subsequent film of the same name, heart breaking chamber musical Love Story has its press night tonight, the second piece to be featured the Union Theatre’s Howard Goodall Season.

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Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny – and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver’s wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives.

David Albury graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a MA in Music Theatre. Before leaving college he was cast in the first UK tour of The Lion King. He understudied and played the role of Simba numerous times, before returning to complete his studies in 2013. Following that, he played role of Zack, and understudied the role of Matt, in Bare at the Greenwich Theatre. Most recently David appeared in this years Regents Park Open Air Theatre production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, understudying and playing the role of Robbins, and understudying the role of Jake. In addition to writing and recording original music across a multitude of genres, David was delighted to be invited to perform with the Robert Fryson Chorale, and the James Cleveland Chorus at The Gospel Music Workshop of America.

Victoria Serra trained in film and television in New York at Film Academy ACTeen, then returned to England to get her degree at the Guildford School of Acting. Her professional credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia, International Tour. Kate McGowan in Titanic, Southwark Playhouse. Marty in Grease, Future Cinema London. Wendla in Spring Awakening, Broadway Theatre. Amy Delamaro in Burlesque, Jermyn Street Theatre. Iola Stover in Parade, Southwark playhouse, and Wendla in the Original UK Tour of Spring Awakening, Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Forum 28. Screen credits include Tulip Fever, Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow, Student Bodies, Hard to Get, Screen Time. Credits whilst training include Georgie in The Full Monty, Stephanie in Nine, Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Elizabeth in Robert and Elizabeth.

Dates: 1 October – 25 October 2014

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Image credit: Darren Bell