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World premiere of major new musical THE FABULIST announced

The major new musical will open in London in August for a limited run.

the fabulist new musicalThe Fabulist artwork.

Directed by John Walton, The Fabulist will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 12 August - 21 September.

The hazards of love, the wonder of magic, and the mysteries of the universe will collide in this joyous and fast-paced feast of a musical comedy.

Featuring music by Giovanni Paisiello and book and lyrics by James P Farwell, The Fabulist is based on Paisiello’s opera The Imaginary Astrologer. Set in 1929 Italy, the musical follows Julian, an illusionist and outlawed heretic, who is on the run from Mussolini and the Catholic church.

Paisiello (1740-1816) was a composer famed for his colourful operettas and commissioned works for Catherine the Great and Napoleon.

The cast is to be announced.

The creative team includes Musical Director & Orchestrator Bobby Goulder, Set and Costume Designer David Shields, Lighting Designer Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson, Sound Designer Andrew Johnson, Casting Director Debbie O’Brien and Producer Steven Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions.

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