In a flap about comic Birds of Paradise at Drayton Arms Theatre

A group of oddball amateur actors end up learning more than just their lines when they attempt to stage an absurd new musical version of Chekhov’s The Seagull in MKEC’s musical comedy Birds of Paradise at The Drayton Arms Theatre, London, this May.

Art starts to imitate life as the rehearsals begin with the entire company learning valuable lessons in love and acceptance.

An uplifting and witty comedy that is told through heartfelt songs and music, this UK premiere of Birds of Paradise will charm and delight fans of contemporary musical theatre.

The show is an early work of Winnie Holzman, writer of the book of Wicked, and it showcases the comedic talents of one of the genre’s most influential authors.

MKEC Productions was founded in 2014 and its previous shows at the The Drayton Arms, The Baker’s Wife and Lucky Stiff earned five stars from critics.

Birds of Paradise, music by David Evans, lyrics by Winnie Holzman and a book by Holzman and Evans, plays at the Drayton Arms Theatre from May 2-20.

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