Acting CEO of the trulyuselesstheatregroup, Roger Lloyd Webbing today announced that the company is to revive its production of Addinsell Threadbone/Tim Rice-Krispie's The Screaming. The Screaming - based on Rowena Westlake's She Came Like Thunder - "flopped" when first produced at the Cattlemarket Theatre Buckland Ripers, closing after only 3 performances. It has since languished unremembered and unloved.
However, Roger Lloyd Webbing has long remained fond of this orphan child and was determined to take the first opportunity to revive it. "I have long remained fond of this orphan child", he explained. "and I was determined to take the first opportunity to revive it. Perhaps audiences weren't ready for its uncompromising message of female awakening back in 2015. Let's face it the book was pretty shockingly written. But I think we have all grown up since then."
Assembling the original production team including near professional director Dominic Damian Dudley Dinsdale OBE,MPG,CP3O, QC, RSCBE, Mr Lloyd-Webbing hopes to turn round the musical's fortunes. Opening at the Theatre Royal, Litton Cheney on 10 March, it moves to The Centre for the Performing Arts Hinton Martell on 12 March. Executive Producer Trudy Bismuth declined to conform whether or not a national tour was likely. "It's too early to say", she said, "let's see if we get an audience on the first night and take it from there". Quizzed as to who was starring in the show, she replied "The scenery is marvellous and we've installed new curtains".
Poster for The Screaming which is revived by the trulyuselesstheatrecompany and opens at The Theatre Royal, Litton Cheney next week, directed by Dominic Damian Dudley Dinsdale OBE,MPG,CP3O, QC, RSCBE