World premiere of Busker - Harrogate musical about homeless

A brand new Harrogate musical tackling brave subjects such as homeless will receive its world premiere in a few week's time.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 8:53 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:08 pm
Some of the young cast of the new musical Busker which will be premiered at Harrogate Theatre. (Picture by Sam Toolsie)
Some of the young cast of the new musical Busker which will be premiered at Harrogate Theatre. (Picture by Sam Toolsie)

A brand new Harrogate musical tackling brave subjects such as homeless will receive its world premiere in a few week's time.

Busker will be performed for the fery first time at Harrogate Theatre on Wednesday, June 22 but the civic couple got a sneak preview of several of this new musical’s scenes and songs.

The local man behind the production, Keith Humphrey was on hand at the press launch event at Major Tom's Social bar in Harrogate to talk about the show which focuses on the trials and triumphs of the homeless.

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Busker playwright Keith Humphrey with Harrogate's new Mayor Coun Nick Brown at the musical's press launch.

Busker is Keith’s second full-scale musical production following ‘hot in the heals’ of Boiling Frog that performed at Harrogate Theatre in 2011.

Members of the cast both young and older were also on hand to perform for the assembled guests and civic dignitaries, including Harrogate's new Mayor Coun Nick Brown and Mayoress Mrs Linda Brown.

Busker runs from Wednesday, June 22 to Saturday, June 25.

It is directed and choreographed by Louise Denison and the musical director is Jim Lunt.

Busker playwright Keith Humphrey with Harrogate's new Mayor Coun Nick Brown at the musical's press launch.

Tickets are available at the Harrogate Theatre Box Office on 01423 502116 or online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk