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Song From Far Away with Will Young heads to Hampstead Theatre

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Song From Far Away with Will Young heads to Hampstead Theatre

Direct from a critically acclaimed run at HOME Manchester, world-renowned performer Will Young stars in Song From Far Away, by Olivier award-winner Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel, for a strictly limited London run at Hampstead Theatre from 28 June – 22 July.

Marking the multi-award-winning singer/songwriter and actor Will Young’s first live theatre role for a decade, Song From Far Away played at HOME Manchester earlier this year.

Song From Far Away is an unforgettable story and a personal letter to those left behind.

One crisp winter day in New York, Willem receives a phone call – it’s time to go home. Home to Amsterdam – to estranged family and forgotten relationships. As he reflects on his life, unwilling to face the future, he finds himself reaching out to the brother he lost.

“It was then that I decided to write you these letters”

Written by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock, Sea Wall) and Mark Eitzel, Song From Far Away is directed by Kirk Jameson and designed by Ingrid Hu with sound by Julian Starr. Composer, musical supervisor and arranger is Paul Schofield and dialect coach is Penny Dwyer. It is co-produced by Thomas Hopkins, Guy Chapman and HOME.

Song From Far Away is at Hampstead Theatre from 28 June – 22 July. Tickets are on sale from today, Wednesday 19 April, for priority bookers and on general sale from 2.00pm on Monday 24 April at hampsteadtheatre.com.

Will Young came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV talent contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise. His double A-sided debut single “Anything Is Possible” / “Evergreen” was released two weeks after the show’s finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK.

After winning the competition the following year, he released his debut album From Now On which went straight to number one. His albums have spawned many songs that have achieved top ten positions in the UK, four of which went to the number one spot. Young has also undertaken numerous concert tours and has accumulated multiple honours, including two Brit Awards from 12 nominations, and the estimated worldwide sale of over eight million albums.

Alongside his music career, Young has acted in film, on stage and on television. For his performance in the 2013 London revival of the musical Cabaret, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. He has also released the books Anything is Possible, On Camera, Off Duty and his autobiography Funny Peculiar also To be a Gay Man and The A-Z of Wellbeing.

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