November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery.
But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.
Dogfight, a new book musical based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, premièred Off-Broadway in 2012, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
It was also nominated for five Outer Critics Circle and two Drama Desk Awards.
Now it will receive its European première, directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from August 8 to September 13.
It is produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel.
Heading the London cast in the central roles of Eddie and Rose are Jamie Muscato and Laura Jane Matthewson.