About The Show
Music by Yiannis Koutsakos
Lyrics by James Oban & Yiannis Koutsakos
Book by James Rottger
Additional Lyrics by James Rottger
Produced by James Oban for Kouban Productions
Join the next generation of Musical Theatre stars (all of whom have sold a programme or two in their time) as they take you on a roller coaster ride through the world an audience never sees. With big, bold company numbers, Fosse-like ice-cream tray choreography and a script with heart, soul and an ice-bucket full of laughs, USHERS: The Front of House Musical promises to be a unique theatrical experience this festive season.
USHERS: The Front of House Musical follows a shift in the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre; the front of house staff! With a preview performance of a new Jukebox musical imminent, a three year work-place romance on the rocks, an untrained newbie on her first shift and an amorous manager under pressure to cut costs, what could possibly go wrong?!
The production brings together the writing talents of Yiannis Koutsakos (music & lyrics), James Oban (lyrics) and James Rottger (book). Set within a single Front of House shift at a West End Theatre, it tells the hilarious, ridiculous and, sometimes, moving stories of the ice-cream sellers who dare to dream. Described by the show’s creators as Front of House’s answer to A Chorus Line, USHERS marks this writing trio’s début.
Yiannis Koutsakos and James Oban became finalists in Twitter's mysterious @Westendproducers's competition Search For A Twitter Composer. They performed songs from USHERS: The Front Of House Musical and got voted through to the Finals by the audience.
What the Press said...
**** One Stop Arts
**** Public Reviews
*** West End Frame
What Twitter said...
“Oh I need to see this show! It sounds hilarious!!!”
“Really funny and honest delve into the reality of being an usher on the West End - real potential! @westendproducer @sohotheatre”
“@Westendproducer I knew @UshersMusical songs were good but I didn't realise how funny it would be! Loved It! #SFATC”