I wish my life were like a
A musical

This comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about musical theatre, and the people who love it – on both sides of the curtain!

Covering the journey from wide-eyed drama student to brattish diva or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or never-was), this show lifts the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, backstage backstabbing, superfans and harsh critics – plus those magical moments that make it all worthwhile.

After three Edinburgh Fringe seasons and a London run at Wilton's Music Hall, this sell-out show has garnered more than 50 five-star reviews, a West End Wilma award and numerous award nominations including the OffFest Awards. Recommended for 12+

Produced by James Seabright.

 

 

Tour Dates

9 - 21 Jul
King's Head Theatre
London
25 - 27 Jul
The Everyman
Cork, Ireland
1 - 25 Aug
Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Edinburgh
Thu 29 Aug
Corn Exchange
Newbury
Fri 30 Aug
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Sat 31 Aug
Theatre Royal Winchester

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BIOGRAPHIES

Writer

Alexander S. Bermange

In addition to I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (which has received a West End Wilma Award, three further award nominations, and 50 five-star reviews for its productions in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Basel, Seoul and on film), Alexander S. Bermange’s credits as a composer and lyricist include music and songs for theatre productions such as Spitting Image The Musical in the West End and at Birmingham Rep, Plague Over England in the West End, and the much-toured Murder On Air; 16 musicals including The Route To Happiness, Thirteen Days and the multi-award-winning Shadowless that have been produced in London, around the UK and internationally, spawning numerous cast recordings; one of the Old Vic’s 24 Hour Musicals; and many comic songs for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service (an area of his work also represented in his live shows at the Hippodrome, the Pheasantry and the Other Palace). Alexander’s songs have been recorded and released by dozens of international musical theatre artists, and he topped iTunes’s comedy album chart with Wit & Whimsy, an album celebrating his comedic work which features 23 popular personalities and West End stars. For further information, please visit www.bermange.co.uk

Director & Choreographer

Matthew Parker

Matthew is a multi-award-winning freelance theatre director and former Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre in London. He trained on the Postgraduate Directing Course at Drama Studio London, graduating in 2009. Recent directing includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Vinegar Tom (OVO Theatre), Trestle (Jack Studio Theatre & The Maltings Theatre Livestream), The Comedy of Errors and Henry V (both Roman Theatre St Albans) and Brainville At Night (UK tour). While at The Hope Theatre he directed 10 productions to critical acclaim and won the Best Artistic Director OFFIE Award in 2016; the same year The Hope was shortlisted as Fringe Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards. Matthew has received nine Best Director OFFIE Award nominations for his work since 2015 and won the Best Director of a Musical OFFIE award for his direction of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (Jermyn Street Theatre). More information on his work can be found at www.matthewparker.net.

Cast (2022, 2024)

Luke Harley

Luke trained at Arts Educational Schools, London. Credits include Titanic the Musical (UK & international tour, China, film, Broadway HD), Choir of Man (NCL), I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Liverpool Festival), Cinderella (Theatre Royal Wakefield), The Producers (international tour), Oklahoma! (BBC Proms), Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Windsor), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House), and Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall). Luke is delighted to join the 2024 cast and would like to thank his family and fiancée for their continued support and love.

Cast (2023, 2024)

Sev Keoshgerian

Sev trained at Royal Academy of Music, before performing the lead role in Jack and the Beanstalk (Newbury Corn Exchange). His other credits include The Rocky Horror Show (European tour), Little Women (Park), Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical (Arcola and UK tour), and The Musical of Musicals (Above the Stag). Sev also recorded at Abbey Road studios in Buñuel In The Labrynth Of The Turtles.

Cast (2024)

Jessi O'Donnell

Jessi most recently finished her run in Wicked (Apollo Victoria) where she was ensemble and cover Madame Morrible. Previous credits include Stepping Out (Vaudeville and UK tour), Urinetown (The Vaults), and Prospect High: Brooklyn (Tristan Bates). 

Cast (2023, 2024)

Julie Yammanee

Julie is an Australian actress who has appeared as Emma Parker in Bonnie and Clyde at The Garrick, West End, and in Jerry's Girls at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Further stage credits include Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Hope Mill), Carousel (Kilworth House), Bonnie and Clyde in Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Gatsby (Southwark Playhouse), Spamilton (Menier Chocolate Factory), Lazarus (King's Cross), And The Winner Is (Vaults), Aladdin (Hackney Empire), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK & international tour), Here Lies Love (National), and Avenue Q (UK tour). Screen credits include Matilda (Netflix / Working Title), and A Christmas Story Christmas (Legendary / Warner Brothers HBO MAX). Julie performed in PLAYMOBIL Princess Academy, Secret Theatres’ Redemption Room, and the Clueless workshop.

'Flawless... A definite hit'
‘Full of wit and musical pastiche... like A Chorus Line but with added jokes’
'Delightful… Plenty to enjoy for industry and fans alike'
‘Incredible… filling the room with joy’
‘Delightfully charming yet tremendously funny’
“First-rate entertainment that will make your face ache from grinning”
'So much to enjoy in this superb show'
'Hilarious... a joy to watch, full of talent and a sure-fire pick-me-up'
'Nothing short of spectacular... A must-see!'
'An utter joy'
‘Wickedly funny… a must-see for all musical lovers'
“A must-see for any musical theatre fan”
“The writing and performances are incredible… It should amuse equally both those who love and those who loathe musical theatre”
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe
'Exquisitely delivered, melodically appealing and hilariously engaging - an absolute ‘LOLfest’
'Exceptional... a sensation'
'Hysterical and heart-warming'
‘Witty, funny and full of heart... a dose of pure feel-good stagey fun’
‘Absolutely hilarious… I can’t recommend this show highly enough’
‘Endless joy and is brimful of musical brilliance'
‘Oh, what a beautiful evening!’
‘Fab-u-lous... a perfect blend of satire and silliness’
“A total must-see… Very funny and scarily relatable”
West End Frame
“Unmissable! An absolute treat”
‘Hilarious... A rollicking good time’
‘Has the audience in hoots of pleasure and rapturous applause throughout’
‘Hilarious’
‘Funny and warm-hearted… Every minute is a treat'
‘Hilarious and catchy tunes… a must-see for musical theatre lovers’
'Brilliantly funny'
Edinburgh Guide
MusicalTalk
Wrap Your Lugs Round This
Writebase
“Genius in comic songwriting”
'A loving tribute to the world of musicals, with sweet, catchy tunes, witty lyrics and a top cast in great form'
Matt Lucas
'A must-see from leading British musical creator Alexander S. Bermange'
Tim Rice
'Amazing talents and a brilliant score'
Miriam Margolyes

CONTACT

Marketing & Press: kate@seabright.org
Book the show at your venue: jack@seabright.org
Seabright Productions (GM) London office: 020 7439 1173