Previews: The Dreamers @St_JamesTheatre


The St James Theatre is giving a new piece of musical theatre its London debut from 30 June. Commemorating 100 years since the Battle of Gallipoli, Runner Bean Productions is presenting The Dreamers.

With original words and music by James Beeny and Gina Georgio, this new musical tells the true story of war hero Captain David ‘Reggie’ Salomons who led his regiment Third Field Company to
Gallipoli in 1915.

Set during 1914-15, The Dreamers is based on the true story of Captain Reggie Salomons and tells the story of the outbreak of the First World War through the eyes of the soldiers and the families that they left behind.

As the Captain prepares his men for battle, one soldier grows jealous of his popularity and worried about what lies ahead, tries to stir trouble amongst the men.

Meanwhile a12-year-old boy is desperate to join the army, not wanting to be left out of the great ‘adventure’ and everyday women become nurses and factory-workers.

The work includes a 6-piece contemporary band, Virgin Soldiers,  and a cast of 20 young men and women on stage.

The piece has a short run at the St James Theatre until 11 July  and worth checking out.

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