Following two sold-out, off-Broadway runs in New York, Out of My Comfort Zone, a new rock musical about self-identity, gender, love, stereotypes, cyber-bullying, and friendship, will premier in London at The Redbridge Drama Centre. Written by husband-and-wife team Ivy Vale (book, lyrics and music) and Rick Reil (music), Out of My Comfort Zone will be presented and staged by The Redbridge Musical Theatre Company for three performances at Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, London, E18 2RB, from March 1-3, 2018.
In addition to being featured on the front page of Playbill.com, The Huffington Post praised the show, calling it, "A singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that feels true and real. The songs are completely infectious and fun, ranging in genre from rock and roll to hip hop." TheaterScene.net said, “With an empathic message, fun soundtrack, and an enthusiastic cast, Out of My Comfort Zone hopes to further a worldwide social cause." Theater Development Fund noted that, "People like avoiding conflict. They don't want to stand out too much, so they play it safe. Out of My Comfort Zone challenges this concept, promoting self-confidence and loving unashamedly."
“We were driven to write Out of My Comfort Zone as a way of making a strong statement against bullying, specifically bullying that targets any child or teen who may be perceived as gay or identify as LGBTQ,” states Ivy Vale, playwright. “There is clearly a need for reality-based material for teens who want to see shows that reflect their own lives and deliver characters they can relate to.”
Out of My Comfort Zone plays for 3 performances only, from March 1-3, 2018. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm. March 2 is a signed performance.
The runtime is 90 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
Tickets: £10, £8.50, £7.50 and available through:
Redbridge Drama Centre
Churchfields, South Woodford, London E18 2RB
Box Office: 0208 708 8803
Producers: The Redbridge Drama Centre
Director: Gemma Eves
Musical Director: Jamie Bell
Choreographer: Owen Smith
Production Design: Ben Ward
Costume Designer: Molly Polden