The world unknowingly enters the biggest conflict it has ever witnessed.
As men answer the call to fight, three young women decide they too must find their place on the front line.
Based on a true story of Lena Ashwell OBE and her concert parties, Poppies is an original new musical shining a light on the women who risked their lives to bring music and drama to the battle-scarred men of the First World War.
Performed by a hugely talented cast of actor-musicians, this original new musical first premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to London where it was extended into a two act version. Two years later, a new workshop of the show was commissioned by Selladoor Productions resulting in a West End Showcase at the Fortune Theatre.
Poppies is currently in the final stages of being reworked, watch this space!
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS
LAURA KAYE THOMSON
EMILY ROSE OWENS
LAURA KAYE THOMSON
Musical theatre at its best, a real gem. Unmissable!
- Act Drop
'Stunningly original music and performances of an all-round vibrancy'
- Broadway Baby
'A rousing new WW1 musical with fine songs and winning performances from a talented cast'
- The Stage
'A hugely talented cast of actor-musicians' - Female Arts
'A celebration of womanhood and performance...a beautiful musical'
- Musical Theatre Review
' This could be another Once'
- One 4 Review
AUDIENCE REVIEWS FOR POPPIES
'If you're a supporter of new Musical Theatre I urge you to visit this talented cast. With a beautiful score composed by Laura Kaye Thomson. Congratulations to all working on Poppies for getting this far...it's no mean feat!'
- Peter Holland, Producer at Frantic Assembly
'POPPIES' was so fantastic this evening!! BIG Congrats to all involved! Wonderful production- everyone go and show your support for this stunning new piece of writing!'
- Luke Bayer (Jamie in Everyone's Talking about Jamie)
'Right people go and see this marvellous show. It's beautiful. Actor Musician students go!'
- Jeremy Lloyd-Thomas (Practitioner at Mountview Academy)
'This show is an absolute MUST SEE! If you do one thing right this, catch this incredible show.'
- Ben Haigh (Head of Client Services - SINE digital)
'Heartfelt, entertaining, thought-provoking, great writing, funny but yet I was in tears too.
Do go and see people if you can!!'
- Natalie Yalden (Founder of Tandem Marketing Worldwide)