Metropolis archiveBased on the 1927 Fritz Lang silent film, METROPOLIS opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1989 with a cast that included Brian Blessed, Judy Kuhn and Graham Bickely. Set in 2026 METROPOLIS is the last city in the world where all natural resources have been extinguished. The city relies on slave workers labour to keep running. The workers are locked up in an Underground city where they are forced to work at machines and not even allowed to see the sun whilst the wealthy industrialists reign in high rise buildings above. City ruler John Freeman is unsatisfied with his workers lack of effectiveness and plans to replace them with robots. His plans prove to be difficult to accomplish due to the efforts of his son, Steven, who does everything he can to improve the workers conditions and Maria, the teacher of the workers children who Steven has fallen in love with.


Rob Heron (Steven), Miiya Alexandra (Maria/Futura), Gareth James (Freeman), Kitty Whitelaw (Warner), Michael Levi (George), Alex Ely (Jeremiah), Mare Mackinnon (Groat), Annabel Edwards (Ensemble), Kieran Wynne (Ensemble), Tami Stone (Ensemble), Michael Larcombe (Ensemble), Laura Hyde (Ensemble), Mikey Wooster (Ensemble), Tom Blackmore (Ensemble), Freya Tilly (Ensemble), Shannon Kavanagh (Ensemble)


Book by(s): Joe Brooks, Dusty Hughes
Lyrics(s): Joe Brooks, Dusty Hughes
Music: Joe Brooks
Producer(s): All Star Productions, Andrew Yon
Director(s): Tim McArthur, Jamie Birkett (assistant), Andrew Yon (casting director)
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Choreographer: Ian Pyle
Design(s): Justin Williams, Jonny Rust (assistant)
Costume: Joana Dias
Lighting: Vittorio Verta
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Metropolis (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T995613185. Details of all Metropolis archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S376013312

Archive Listings

10 Oct 17
29 Oct 17
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub
Outer London
Greater London

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