Available now until November 12th, this fascinating four-star “anti-musical” is well worth a watch, in a clever Finborough season from 2016, presented by Alex Turner Productions in association with SDWC Productions. I was lucky enough to see the show in this run and can heartily recommend it to you.
Ever feel like killing your boss?
After 25 long years spent adding figures in the same soul-crushing job, Mr Zero suddenly finds himself replaced by a machine. For the first time in his life, Zero takes his destiny into his own hands. The consequences set him on a path through this world and beyond, offering him one last chance for love, life and redemption.
Take an extraordinary journey with Mr Zero in this stirring and hilariously dark anti-musical as it asks us to consider the true price of a human soul, told through Joshua Schmidt’s haunting score, inspired by gospel, opera, jazz and rock and roll.
Boasting a totally engrossing central performance by Joseph Alessi as Mr Zero, this UK premiere of Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s multi-award winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s groundbreaking 1923 play is directed by Josh Seymour, named Best Director at the 2016 Off West End Theatre Awards for One Arm at Southwark Playhouse.
ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score.
The Finborough is one of the most important fringe theatres in the UK, with an enviable track record of pioneeering new work and unearthing skilful rediscoveries, which means the theatre has punched well above its weight worldwide for 40 years. You can contribute to support the future of this very important theatre by donating to the Finborough’s #SaveOurTheatres Crowdfunder appeal, recently launched as part of the Theatres Trust national fundraising appeal. The Finborough Theatre’s campaign is running until 8th November 2020 and every penny goes to support the future of the theatre. Donate now by clicking here.
GUIDANCE: Adding Machine: A Musical is based on the 1923 play Adding Machine by Elmer Rice. As an indictment and examination of white privilege, it contains racist language that may cause offence. Age recommendation 12+
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