ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
Composed by Joshua Schmidt
Libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt
Based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French
THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE PLAYED AT
28 September – 22 October 2016
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.
The 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.
BroadwayWorld.Com Award Nominations: Best New Musical, Best Fringe Prodution, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Actor, Best Actresses, Best Supporting Actors.
Off West End Awards: Best Musical Production (finalists), Best Musical Direction, Best Set Design. Winner of Best Set Design Award
Directed by Josh Seymour
Set & Costume Design by Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting by Neill Brinkworth
Sound by Philip Matejtschuk
Musical Direction by Ben Ferguson
Movement Direction by Chi-San Howard
Casting by Leon Kay
Production Management by Alex Firth
Stage Management by Ida Heggen
Presented by Alex Turner in association with SDWC Productions.
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ Jewish Renaissance
PRODUCTION SHOTS by Alex Brenner
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