Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Opens on the West End January 2015

Published on: Oct 23, 2014

 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown which will open at the Playhouse Theatre Previews begin 18 December 2014 and opening night 12 January 2015.

 

Following the Tony Award nominated production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Broadway in 2010, the show arrives on the West End for a limited season at the Playhouse Theatre. Previews will begin on the 20th December, with opening night on the 12th January 2015.

Like the film, the musical is set in Spain in the late 1980’s amid the messy love lives of several women. The central character Pepa, an actress and singer, struggles to deal with being dumped by her boyfriend, Ivan. The plot thickens as his ex wife, Lucia and their son, Carlos, along with his fiancé show up. To make matters worse Pepa’s best friend, Candela, believes she is dating a terrorist. Chaos ensues!

 

 

 

Cast


 

 

Tamsin Greig
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Pepa
Hadyn Gwynne
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Lucia
Jerome Pradon
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Ivan
Anna Skellern
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Candela

 

Creative Crew


 

Adapted from Pedro Almodóva’s 1988 film of the same name, David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane have adapted the show for the stage. Yazbek and Lane have previously worked together on the book, music and lyrics for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will be directed by Bartlett Sher.

 

Database


Check out theatregold’s database on Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

 

Musical Numbers


 

ACT ONE

  • “Madrid”
  • “Lie to Me”
  • “Lovesick”
  • “Time Stood Still”
  • “My Crazy Heart”
  • “Model Behavior”
  • “Island”
  • “The Microphone”
  • “On the Verge”

 

ACT TWO

  • “Mother’s Day”
  • “Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today”
  • “Tangled”
  • “Invisible”
  • “Island” (Reprise)
  • “Marisa / The Chase”
  • “Lie to Me” (Reprise)
  • “Shoes from Heaven”

 

Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue
London
WC2N 5DE

Facilities and Access

A cloakroom is available

There are male and female toilets located on all three levels

Wheelchair access is available in the Stalls

There are bars on all levels

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