The Marriage of Kim K

 

“Sometimes a show comes along that is so ambitious that it takes your breath away… outstanding”
*****
Fringe Guru

“an original, creative and dazzling musical [that] marries the reality television of today with the traditions of life in the past… this play is the future”
*****
North West End

“an outstanding creative triumph… a cutting-edge, entertaining, thought-provoking, exceptional work”
The Upcoming

“the execution is witty and the musical craftsmanship hard to fault… musically, this show is a dazzling technical achievement…fizzing with inspired ideas”
Hollywood Reporter

The originality bursting from this fresh young talent is really exciting and marks Leoe and Hyde as a musical duo to watch out for”
Broadway Baby

 


In 2011, Kim Kardashian televised her fairytale wedding to NBA basketball star Kris Humphries. 72 days later she filed for divorce. In this brisk, clever and ambitious take on Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, the iconic Kardashian flop takes centre stage with another marriage on the brink: Mozart’s explosive Count and Countess. And, arguing about which to watch, the Goggle-box inspired couple, Mike and Amanda.

Three squabbling couples. Three styles of music. One big problem. Combining pop, electronic and classical music; this mashup is a heartfelt reminder to learn to love what you think you hate.

Marriage of kim K Countess and Count
Emily Burnett as Countess, Nathan Bellis as Count, photo by Derek Snee

The Marriage of Kim K embarked on a 2-month in 2017, opening the famous Grimeborn Festival at London’s Arcola Theatre, as well as featuring in a number of Fringe festivals – Edinburgh, Buxton, Birmingham and Manchester – where it picked up multiple award wins and nominations.

The show returned in 2019, opening at The Lowry (Manchester) before embarking on a UK tour – including performances at New Diorama (London) and Theatre by the Lake (Keswick).

 

“zesty and irreverent, this show is brilliant… go see it twice”
*****
Spy in the Stalls

“a feast for the senses… entertainment at its very, very best”
*****
Mumble Opera

“a monster hit… wonderfully creative, with witty lyrics and outstanding orchestration… an absolute gem of a show, witty, beautifully crafted and superbly delivered”
Opening Night

“Hyde’s inventive and ornate musical score [was] laced with surprises”
The Guardian

“a very clever, sophisticated and original piece of musical theatre… this review cannot properly do justice to the musical and theatrical richness of the production”
Buxton Theatre Review

“a marvellous show… brilliantly innovative”
Broadway World

“this show is exceptional… an exciting example of what can be achieved in theatre… breathtaking”
Manchester Theatre Awards

“the music does the impossible”
****
Express

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2019 team:

CAST
Mike // Jack Herauville
Amanda // Rebecca McAuley
Kim Kardashian // Megan Postle
Kris Humphries // Ben Storey
Countess Almaviva // Charlotte Trepess
Count Almaviva // John Ieuan Jones

CREW
Producers // Leo Mercer & Daniel Mawson
Director // Franciska Ery
Musical Director // Gina Hallums


2017 team:

CAST
Kim Kardashian // Yasemin Mireille
Kris Humphries // James Edge
Count Almaviva // Nathan Bellis
Countess Almaviva // Emily Burnett
Amelia Gabriel // Herself
Stephen Hyde // Himself

ORCHESTRA
Keys // Sam Davies & Andy Davies
Violin I // Stephen Bradshaw & Madeleine Fitzgerald
Violin II // Beka Reird & Pijus Jonusas
Viola // Sophia Dignam & Joseph Lenehan
Cello // Chris Terepin & Ruby-Grace Moore
Drums // Caleb Choo

CREW
Executive Producer & Marketing Manager // Leo Mercer
Producer & Designer // Alex Newton
Director // Stephen Hyde
Musical Director // Sam Davies
Assistant Musical Director // Andy Davies
Sound Designer // Daniel Mawson

CREATIVES
Lyrics // Leo Mercer
Music // Stephen Hyde
Additional Music // Clem Faux