FORRISTAL & CLARKE

Forristal & Clarke is a new theatre company based in London, dedicated to writing new contemporary musicals and plays.

- Francesca Forristal's website - 

www.forristal.co.uk

- Jordan Paul Clarke's website -

www.jordanclarkemusic.co.uk

 

P.S. I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON

Currently writing 'P.S. I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON' - a new musical exposing the ugly reality of living with a chronic eating disorder as a British teenager. Think Fleabag meets Fun Home, with a touch of Heathers. 

Nominated for the Charlie Hartill Award (Pleasance Theatre).

'P.S.' had an initial workshop at Chichester University (MMD, MTN) in November 2019, and is being workshopped at The Bishopsgate Institute in Feb 2020. 

Concept Album Release Date: June 2020

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PUBLIC DOMAIN

Also writing 'PUBLIC DOMAIN' - a verbatim musical about the real people behind social media; looking at Cambridge Analytica, Content Monitoring, Child Influencers and Privacy. All created using interviews available on the Public Domain. Their words. Our music.

'PUBLIC DOMAIN' goes into workshop in January 2020, before it hits the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. 

Album Release Date: May 2020

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A BIT ABOUT US

FRANCESCA FORRISTAL is a writer-performer, drag king, and Musical Comedy Awards 2019. Her recent five star show, Oddball, was nominated for an OffWestEnd award, and has a run at Vault Festival 2020. Co-founder and producer of critically acclaimed Dragprov (Phoenix’s Improv Act of the Year Award 2018 & ’19, Evening Standard’s ‘Top LGBTQ Shows to See in London’), also at Vault 2020. She has headlined at star of BBC 2's The Mash Report Rachel Parris’ Musical Comedy Club, The Royal Festival Hall and The Underbelly Southbank. She is also a Bechdel Theatre #FeministFave 2018, and won the Phoenix's Improv Act of the Year Award 2018. Link to her latest article on being a Drag King published in the Metro here.

JORDAN CLARKE trained in Composition at The Royal Academy of Music, and works as a freelance Composer, Musical Director, Accompanist and Improviser. MD Credits include Olivier Award Winning Showstopper: The Improvised Musical, and Olivier-Nominated Mischeif Movie Night (UK Tour). His original musical 'Tyneham: No Small Sacrifice' was staged in Dorset and Manchester in 2012. In London, 'Goodbye' - an original bi-lingual musical ran at the Tristan Bates in 2015, and 'Happy', a new musical about LGBTQ+ sexual-health epidemics ran at the Waterloo Vaults and The Kings Head in 2017. Brand new musical 'Friday Night Sinner' runs at The Soho Theatre Dec 27 - Jan 4th. Jordan has also taught at several leading drama schools (incl. Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, LAMDA, Urdang, and Associated Studios). 

 
 
 

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