Ushers, the behind-the-scenes comedy about, yes, you’ve guessed it, theatre ushers, has a new manager and a new time slot.
Jacob Chapman has been cast as the new villainous failed-opera- singer-come-theatre-manager, Robin Pocketts, for the month-long West End run of Ushers: The Front of House Musical.
Chapman’s previous West End credits include playing the rebel leader in We Will Rock You (Dominion) and Les Miserables.
After receiving a clutch of 5-star rave reviews and great audiences in a late night slot at Charing Cross Theatre, Ushers has been promoted and is now the main show at the venue.
It’s running until June 7.
Set in the West End theatre hosting Oops! I Did It Again, The Britney Spears Musical, Ushers follows a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre – the front of house staff.
It portrays the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice-cream and programme sellers who dare to dream.
That includes a three-year workplace romance that is on the rocks, an untrained newbie working her first shift and the amorous manager who is under pressure to cut costs.
What could possibly go wrong?
Ushers has big, bold company numbers, Fosse-like ice cream tray choreography and a script with heart, soul and an ice-bucket full of laughs.
The returning cast are: Daniel Buckley, Ceris Hine, Ross McNeill, Liam Ross-Mills, Carly Thoms.