Tim Gilvin’s multi-award-winning one-act musical Stay Awake, Jake is a bold and innovative new show that tells the story of one man’s journey across England’s deserted motorways in the middle of the night, as he drives from London to Carlisle in a frantic bid to save his relationship.
Stay Awake, Jake is about love, responsibility, fatherhood, and ultimately what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Over the course of the show, we learn more about Jake’s life, his past, and what it was that made him decide to get in his car and drive the length of the country at 2am in the morning.
Direct from his critically acclaimed performance in Rent at the Hope Mill Theatre, the role of Jake will be played by Ahmed Hamad.
The show won the S&S Award for best un-produced musical in 2014, and the VAULT Festival Origins Award for new writing in 2016. This new production features new songs, and new orchestrations.
★★★★ “A beautifully inflected score by composer/lyricist Tim Gilvin that’s alternately melodic and mournful.” The Stage
★★★★ “A captivating journey that keeps you on the edge of your seat.” Musical Theatre Review
This warm, inspirational, heartfelt musical is the perfect tonic for these unsettling times!
The recently recorded album of Stay Awake, Jake will be released in 2021 and available to download from all major music sites.
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