West End show for Drew Gasparini’s musical theatre album, I Could Use A Drink

Last Updated on 12 May 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

I Could Use A Drink, showcasing the musical theatre songs of Drew Gasparini, is coming to London’s Garrick Theatre in August

Drew Gasparini I Could Use A Drink
Left to right: Ahmed Hamad, Billy Nevers, Caroline Kay, Luke Bayer, Maiya Quansah-Breed and Tom Francis

West End stars and newcomers are to bring Drew Gasparini’s hit album of songs, I Could Use A Drink, to the West End stage for a live show.

Originally released in 2013, the album is an eclectic mix of progressive contemporary musical theatre, both poignant and hilarious, with themes ranging from teen pregnancy and heartbreak to mass shootings due to bullying

The show, also called I Could Use A Drink, will play the Garrick Theatre on 2 August 2021, directed by Alex Conder who is also producing it with Liam Gartland for Gartland Productions.

The performers will include Luke Bayer, who had the title roles in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Soho Cinders in London, as well as Ahmed Hamad (Rent), Billy Nevers (& Juliet, Jesus Christ Superstar), Caroline Kay (Daisy, The Space Between), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six, Rent), Olivia Lallo (Guildford School of Acting 2020 graduate) and Tom Francis (Rent). More names are to be announced.

Gasparini is an award-winning musical theatre composer and lyricist and a singer-songwriter. His music has been showcased at sold-out concerts around the world at venues such as Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below and Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the St James Theatre in London.

He is currently developing a number of new stage musicals including the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of film The Karate Kid with a book by screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, It’s Kind of a Funny Story with a book by Alex Brightman, Night Shift with a book by screenwriters Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, and The Whipping Boy with book and co-lyrics also by Brightman.

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Mark Ludmon has been a journalist for over 20 years, specialising in theatre, hospitality and drinks after starting in regional daily newspapers. He has an MA in early modern literature and history, focusing on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and a theatre studies MA from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He is a former panellist for the Olivier Awards. He tweets at @MarkLudmon.