WIN: Tickets to UK premiere of Broadway musical performed by UCW students

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas.

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas. Millie Green - Credit: Millie Green

Third year students of the Musical Theatre programme at University Centre Weston (UCW) will perform the UK premiere of a Broadway composer’s newest musical.

UCW academy of performing arts students will perform Experience Marianas on December 8 and 9 at the Tropicana, in Marine Parade, at 7.30pm.

The musical is the latest show by Broadway writing team Rob Rokicki and Sarah Beth Pfeifer, who will be travelling from New York to develop the show alongside the students.

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas. 

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas. - Credit: Millie Green

The piece is a high-octane, darkly comedic examination of systems of control and how we struggle to define our identities within them.

Writer Sarah said: “Experience Marianas is an exciting project we’ve been writing over the past few years - a sapphic rock musical adventure about one woman's journey to escape an oceanic cult. How appropriate to be staging it right by the sea.

"The story is full of darkly comedic twists and turns and we can’t wait to share this piece in its UK debut, and we hope you’ll join us for a wild night at the theatre."

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas.

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas. - Credit:  Millie Green

Experience Marianas was developed with more than two years of research and interviews involving cults. The songs were premiered at 54 Below, in New York City, in autumn 2018 and a selection of songs can be found on a short EP on Spotify under Experience Marianas.

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The Mercury has teamed up with UCW to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets each to the show.

The winners can choose the date they would like to attend the show. The recommended audience is for people aged 12 and over. 

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on December 2.

Experience Marianas will be performed at which Weston venue?

Enter online or send your answer along with your name, phone number, address and email address to Experience Marianas competition, Weston Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston, BS23 1LW.

Usual competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this draw, you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant and the university.

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas. 

UCW students will perform Experience Marianas. - Credit: Millie Green


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