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Ghost Quartet

Rose has a problem. She’s been betrayed by her lover, a local tree-dwelling astronomer, with her very own sister. Rose seeks vengeance and a passing bear might just offer the answer. But his services come at a price: a pot of honey, one piece of stardust, a secret baptism – and a photo of a ghost.

A kaleidoscopic journey spanning continents, centuries and the cosmos ensues. But even through the fogs of time and a haze of whiskey, Rose can’t shake the feeling that she’s done this all before…

Boulevard Theatre’s opening production is Ghost Quartet, an intoxicating musical of love, loss and spirits – of both the spectral and alcoholic kind. This hauntingly beautiful song cycle is a story about stories themselves; how we tell them, how we hear them, and how they evolve, intertwine and draw us in.

“Written and composed by Dave Malloy — the rollicking talent behind the hit Off Broadway popera Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 — this happily haunted song cycle speaks in many styles. The voguish term “mash-up” doesn’t begin to capture its breadth or its quirky sincerity”

“An intoxicating night of ghosts and stars”
★★★★
The Guardian

“Bewitching… the cast are sublime.”
★★★★
The Times

Cast

Carly Bawden

Niccolò Curradi

Maimuna Memon

Zubin Varla

 

Director Bill Buckhurst

Musical Directior and Supervisor Benjamin Cox

Designer Simon Kenny

Movement Director Georgina Lamb

Lighting Designer Emma Chapman

Sound Designer David Gregory

Casting Director Will Burton CDG

Production Manager Andy Reader

Additional Orchestrations and Arrangements by Benjamin Cox

 

Dave Malloy is the three time Tony Award-nominee writer of the Broadway smash-hit Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

Bill Buckhurst directs, and reunites the creative team behind his sell-out production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, which transferred from a pie shop in Tooting, to the West End, and eventually to a sell-out New York run.

Times

24th October 2019 - 4th January 2020

Where Do I Go

Boulevard Theatre

6 Walker's Court

Soho

W1F 0BT

Boulevard Theatre

Latest customer reviews

  • 29 December 2019

    Loved it! Original, beautiful, great singing. Have recommended it to lots of friends and everyone has loved it.

    Jackie Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Ghost Quartet

    17 December 2019

    Absolutely fantastic evening . An intimate and atmospheric theatre , but still didn't feel cramped or crowded . And the theatre was a perfect match for this show , which was captivating . Such a pleasure to be so close to such talented performers who were outstanding in their performances . A pleasure to be there from start to finish . Loved it .

    David , Wimbledon Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Extraordinary - would see again!

    15 December 2019

    This highly unusual and rewarding show is hard to categorise - there is a narrative, but it is presented kaleidoscopically; a series of jigsaw pieces scattered through the songs which combine to give a sort of narrative closure by the end. The performers are multi-talented . Superb singers, instrumentalists and wonderful actors. The lyrics are SO beautiful, and so poetic. There is laughter, whisky, a little audience participation (nothing scary). The theatre is absolutely gorgeous. You see the performance in the round which gives a wonderful intimacy.

    Maggie O'Connor Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A different and thoroughly enjoyable show!

    13 December 2019

    I was intrigued by the synopsis of the Ghost Quartet. It described a search for honey, stardust, a baptism and a photograph of a ghost! The cast were mesmerising and incredibly talented. I didn't follow all the literary references and was sometimes confused as to which character was being portrayed at the time, but the whole show was swept along by the wonderful voices and music. It had a mystical feel that left me feeling elated as I left the theatre (or maybe that was the whiskey that was given out during the performance!)

    Lynn Wakeford Confirmed ticket purchaser