A Teenage Opera (2017)
Before Jesus Christ Superstar, before Tommy, before Joseph, there was… A Teenage Opera.
As the British music industry exploded from Abbey Road Studios in the late 60s and the Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper, A Teenage Opera became one of the great mysteries of musical theatre and it took a whole 30 years for the musical tracks composed by Mark Wirtz and Keith West to be published as an album. Now, a further 20 years on, Youth Music Theatre UK brings the original 1960s rock opera to the stage for the first time in a world premiere production of A Teenage Opera; a brand new musical with an exciting 50-year history behind it.
Written by Pete Gallagher and directed by Julie Atherton of Avenue Q fame, Mark Wirtz’s original concept and music is brought to life on stage, featuring the 1967 hits Grocer Jack, Weatherman and Sam, under the creative eye of Musical Director Michael Bradley.
Performance dates and times
South Hill Park Arts Centre is in the Birch Hill area of Bracknell about 7 minutes drive from the Town Centre just off the A322 Bagshot Road near the Hilton National Hotel. It is easily accessible from the M3 (Junction 3) and the M4 (Junction 10). We are very well sign posted – look for the brown road signs saying ‘Arts Centre’ or showing a comedy mask.
Bracknell is well served with bus services from Reading, London Victoria and towns in the surrounding area. There is a taxi rank just outside the central bus station.
Bracknell is well served with train services from London Waterloo, Reading and towns in the surrounding area.