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Em, set in Liverpool in 1965, tells the story of a young, unmarried woman trying desperately to keep a baby that the authorities want to take away from her. Set against the backdrop of a city which is literally bursting into colour, Em is a harrowing, gritty, but ultimately uplifting tale of friendship, class and love.

Written by BAFTA nominated composer Benjamin Till, whose previous works include the UK Theatre Award-winning Brass, Our Gay Wedding: The Musical and Beyond The Fence.

Creative Team

Director Hannah Chissick
Musical Director Benjamin Holder

Choreographer Matthew Cole
Vocal Coach Verona Chard
Fight Coach Jonathan Leverett
Accent Coach Elspeth Morrison
Costume Supervisor Holly Henshaw

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting Musical Theatre students, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

Creative Team: BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students

Set Designer Anna Robinson
Costume Designer Samuel Beal
Lighting Designer Matthew Whale
Assistant Lighting Designer Lauren Godin
Sound Designer Oscar Thompson

Production Team: BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students

Production Manager Laurel Cummins
Assistant Production Manager Simon Jackson
Stage Manager Amy Lindsay-Parker
Deputy Stage Manager Tom Fleming
Assistant Stage Manager James Kiell
Assistant Stage Manager Mathilda Kirkwood
Chief Electrician Dominic Cook
Deputy Chief Electrician Michael Glanville
Lighting Programmer Declan Doyle
Production Sound Engineer Helena Chivers
Sound Number 1 Aaron Brotherhood
Sound Number 2 Helena Chivers


Musical Director/Keys Benjamin Holder
Guitar Tom Green
Bass Guitar Nick Laughlin
Drums Tommy Claydon


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Book in Person

Box Office

+44 (0)20 7722 8183

Open on-site:
Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday, 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Additional opening on performance nights
6.00pm – 7.30pm

About your visit

Tickets should be collected 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break. Please note seating is limited in the Webber Douglas Studio.


To be included on Central’s mailing lists, please email boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk.


Webber Douglas Studio

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

14 Jun 2017 - 7:30pm

15 Jun 2017 - 7:30pm

16 Jun 2017 - 2:30pm

16 Jun 2017 - 7:30pm

17 Jun 2017 - 2:30pm

17 Jun 2017 - 7:30pm

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