The Public Theater’s acclaimed Here Lies Love is crossing the Pond! According to the Daily Mail, the U.K.’s National Theatre will open its newly named Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), with the off-Broadway hit this fall. Directed by Alex Timbers and with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the musical recently received 11 Lucille Lortel nominations.
Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. Set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score, the production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
The London production is currently in the early stages of casting. The New York cast of Here Lies Loves includes Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.