The world premiere of Starter for Ten, a new musical, will be held at the Bristol Old Vic February 29 through March 30, 2024.
Based on the coming-of-age novel by David Nicholls, Starter For Ten is set in 1980s Bristol during the legendary British quiz show University Challenge. The book was previously adapted into a 2006 film starring James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Corden, and Rebecca Hall.
Produced by Antic Productions, Bristol Old Vic, Longshot Films and Playtone, Starter for Ten will have a book and lyrics co-written by Emma Hall and Charlie Parham. The '80s-inspired score and lyrics will be composed by the queer, pop-punk composers Tom Rasmussen and Hatty Carman. Charlie Parham is directing, with set and costume design by Olivier nominee Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Jai Morjaria and casting by Will Burton for GBC.
Casting information will be announced at a later date.