Lock and Key

A spine-tingling new musical – what would you sacrifice for success?

It’s late. Jess should really be going – after all, she’s missing her own birthday party. But her demanding boss Samantha has insisted she stay to review the marketing proofs of the publishing firm’s disgustingly cheery children’s title, ‘Giggles The Bear’. And left the keys to her mysterious, red filing cabinet…

Alone in the eerie office, Jess can’t resist the temptation of peering into Samantha’s secret files. After making a grisly discovery, Jess must choose what she is willing to sacrifice to keep her job.

Brimming with twisted dark humour, LOCK AND KEY is a workplace thriller for audiences all too aware of the painful demands of modern career success – and the cost of being a woman determined to succeed.

Presented by Warehouse Musical Productions.

1hr 00m
The Vaults
14 — 18 Mar 18:15
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About the company

Barlow & Smith

Barlow & Smith’s previous work includes: VANYA’S (Criterion Theatre New Writing Showcase, support from Old Vic New Voices, shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards), DREAM QUEEN (Globe Theatre, London Festival of Cabaret), THE NEXT STEP (HighTide), THE GAME (St James Studio/The Other Palace), ONE NIGHT IN CHELSEA (site-specific, Chelsea Old Church). They have hosted their own cabarets at The Pheasantry and Theatre Royal Stratford East (Musical Theatre Tuesdays) and have appeared as guests of Janie Dee and Kerry Ellis. Their debut album of new holiday music ‘Christmas in the City’ was produced by Ian Shaw and is available on iTunes. www.barlowandsmith.com

Adam Lenson’s directing includes: Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), 35mm (The Other Palace), Whisper House (The Other Palace), Songs For A New World (St James Theatre, 20th Anniversary Production), The Sorrows of Satan (Tristan Bates Theatre), Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), Dark Tourism (Park Theatre), Ghost: The Musical (GSA), See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre), Reel Life (Ustinov Theatre Bath and St James Studio), The Goodbye Girl (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), West End Recast (Duke of York’s Theatre, Phoenix Theatre), Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios), Little Fish and Saturn Returns (Finborough Theatre), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), The Dead Guy (English Theatre Frankfurt) and The Family (Old Vic US/UK Exchange, Public Theater, NY).

Evelyn Hoskins – Jess
Theatre Credits include: Mrs Henderson Presents (Toronto), Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal&Derngate), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Hero’s Welcome (UK Tour, Off-Broadway) This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Tour), The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Peter Pan (US Tour), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep), Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith, West End). Television includes: The Sound of Music Live (ITV), Casualty, Misfits (E4), Holby City, Doctors (BBC). Other work includes: Bonnie & Clyde (The Other Palace), Christmas with the Stars (Royal Albert Hall), Peter Pan (Adelphi), Cool Rider (Lyric, West End), The Light Princess, Microwave, Falklands (National Theatre Studio).

Tiffany Graves – Samantha
Tiffany was most recently seen at Shakespeare’s Globe in Apocalypse Meow and as Madeleine True in The Wild Party (The Other Palace). Other roles include Velma Kelly in Chicago (Adelphi & Cambridge Theatre), Lois in Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Helene and alternate Charity in Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Killer Queen (We Will Rock You) Marlene Dietrich (Piaf), & Sukie Rougemont (The Witches of Eastwick), as well as Sunset Boulevard, A Chorus Line, Tonight’s the Night, Godspell & Cats. Tiffany has performed at Grange Park Opera in La Traviata & Anything Goes, Follies (Royal Festival Hall)and in many concerts: Chess & Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall), West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), NT: 50 Years on Stage (National Theatre), Wonderful Town with the Halle Orchestra (The Lowry), & Hey, Old Friends! -Stephen Sondheim 85th Birthday Gala (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). www.TiffanySings.com | Twitter: @TiffanyGraves4

Artistic Team
Bella Barlow
Book & Lyrics
A.C. Smith
Adam Lenson
Matthew Keeler
Music Director
Tamara Saringer
Alice Simonato
Graphic Design
Rebecca Pitt

Press & Reviews

Praise for the Artistic Team

The Radio Collective on Barlow & Smith
"Absolutely amazing...This is the kind of writing they do. It's about real life. It's about how you feel. And it's contemporary, gorgeous musical theatre."

Musical Theatre Review on Barlow & Smith
"Exceptionally clever... we shall be hearing much more of these two young ladies."

The Stage on 35mm, The Other Palace (directed by Adam Lenson)
“The increasingly prolific Adam Lenson directs and shows a real knack for unearthing small-scale pieces, shows that approach the art form slightly askew"

British Theatre on 35mm, The Other Palace (directed by Adam Lenson)
"Adam Lenson is here to work his magic with a piece that pushes ahead into new and magnificent musical theatre territory; he moves and choreographs the ensemble with delicious eloquence, transforming the small Studio platform into a grand arena”

The Stage on Superhero, Southwark Playhouse (directed by Adam Lenson)
"An immaculately crafted, engaging and emotive piece of contemporary musical theatre”

Theatre Weekly on Whisper House, The Other Palace (directed by Adam Lenson)
"Whisper House has been staged with flair and originality"

The Stage on Songs For A New World, St James Theatre (directed by Adam Lenson)
"Adam Lenson’s riveting new production is both sensationally sung and thrillingly acted"

The Guardian on Songs For A New World, St James Theatre (directed by Adam Lenson)
"in Adam Lenson’s staging, it hangs together beautifully musically and thematically"

West End Wilma on See What I Wanna See, Jermyn Street Theatre (directed by Adam Lenson)
"The team have created an astounding work of modern musical theatre that I urge everyone to see”