11 June – 6 July 2014
Klook's Last Stand, written and directed by Ché Walker

Klook's Last Stand written and directed by Ché Walker  Klook's Last Stand written and directed by Ché Walker

Vaultage Productions presents the world première of
Lyrics by Ché Walker and Anoushka Lucas
Music by Anoushka Lucas and Omar Lyefook

Klook is a drifter who's gotten too old to drift. Vinette is on the run but she doesn't know what's chasing her. Together, they make a tentative stab at love and reach for hope until the past catches up to the future and smacks it in the face.

Tough, tender, funny, poignant, Klook's Last Stand will grab you from the inside out. Soulful music combined with a witty, moving story makes this a mesmerizing theatre experience.

Sheila Atim plays Vinette. Her credits include The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe), Ghost Town (Pilot Theatre Tour). Alongside acting, Sheila is a musician, songwriter and composer.

Ako Mitchell plays Klook. His theatre credits include Fences (Duchess Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Stafford Gatehouse), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Donmar Warehouse), Sister Act (original production London Palladium), The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), Little Shop Of Horrors (Kilworth House), Dr. Dolittle (UK Tour), The Mystery Plays (Bath Music Festival), Broadway in the Shadows (Luxembourg National Theatre and Arcola Theatre) and Jemima Puddleduck and Other Stories (Unicorn Theatre). He is also an award winning film and music producer and director.

Ché Walker is the writer and director. His writing credits include The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe), The 8th, in collaboration with Paul Heaton, (Manchester International Festival, Barbican Centre, UK Tour 2012), Lovesong (Pleasance Dome, Crucible Sheffield, Manchester Royal Exchange, Albany Empire), Been So Long The Musical (Young Vic - Winner Music Matters Judge's Award), The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe), Crazy Love (Paines Plough/Oran Mor), Flesh Wound (Royal Court - winner of the 2003 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and Arts Council Promising Young Writer Award 2003), Been So Long (Royal Court and tour to Germany, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand and US). Directing credits include His Greatness, Fog, Blue Surge, Etta Jenks (Finborough Theatre), Danny And The Deep Blue Sea (Southwark Playhouse), Little Baby Jesus, Estate Walls (Oval House), Lovesong (ETT Tour), Been So Long The Musical (Young Vic), Glory Of Living (Battersea Arts Centre). Film directing credits include Been So Long, Blaz Gettin Paid and Love Is Blindness. He was Associate Artist at Bush Theatre from 2012-2014.

Anoushka Lucas is co-lyricist and co-composer. She is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. Anoushka regularly performs at The Troubadour, Ronnie Scott's and Pizza Express Dean Street. She won the Jazz FM Love Supreme competition in 2013 and played piano and percussion in the band of The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe). Anoushka is also working on another collaboration with Ché Walker - The Ballad of L'il Benny, an original musical.

Omar Lyefook MBE is co-composer. He is known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician and described by some as the father of British neo-soul. Previous work with Ché Walker includes as a performer in Been So Long (Young Vic) and Lovesong (Bush Theatre). He has been making music for more than 21 years. His best known song was his debut single ‘There's Nothing Like This’ which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in 1991. Omar has just re-released his sixth album ‘Sing [If You Want It]’, featuring guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone and Estelle, and with additional production from Omar’s brother, Scratch Professor.

Info: Klook's Last Stand is on from June 11th to July 6th at the Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP | book tickets

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