Alex Young, Alan Cox, Ryan Kopel and more in Star BLUFF, a new musical for radio
Bluff is a crazy adventure through a surreal universe in which everyone lies about everything all the time. Everyone other than Alec who was raised “honestly”. As he desperately tries to navigate between what’s real and what’s not, it becomes clear that he has to come to terms with his own dark secret, as the world begins to unravel around him.
The star cast includes Alex Young (Follies), Alan Cox (Uncle Vanya), Ryan Kopel (Book of Mormon), Bobbie Little (High Fidelity), Paula James (Comedy of Errors), Jeremy Lloyd (The Comedy About a Bank) . Robbery) and Matt Cavendish (The Game Goes Wrong). The creative team, consisting of Matt Cavendish (Book), Ed Zanders (Music & Lyrics) Ellie Coote (Conductor) and Charlie Smith (Sound Design), embrace the freedom that writing for radio lends. Ellie Coote said: ‘Adapting the radio show was a creative release. We are able to create the most ambitious version of the show because everything comes to life in the imagination of the public. We hope that producing this musical for the audio format will allow us to reach an audience that might otherwise be missing.
The varied score embraces styles ranging from Kurt Weill to Adam Guettel and will be recorded at Master Chord Studios with an orchestra of eight powerful musicians from London’s West End. The full show will air on streaming platforms in the summer of 2021.