News: Strictly star Pasha Kovalev to choreograph fiery new production Barista The Musical

Tickets are now on sale for the hotly anticipated new production Barista The Musical, choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing champion pro Pasha Kovalev, and directed by celebrated West End star Sarah Redmond. With script and score written by Sussex-based husband and wife team Nigel and Anna Newman, the musical will debut at Horsham’s historic Capitol Theatre from 12th to the 21st September 2024. Combining a dramatic and gripping story with an outstanding original score, Barista The Musical is packed with beautiful melodies, show-stopping numbers and incredible Latin and contemporary dance. 

The production charts a young Colombian woman’s journey to follow her dreams whilst unlocking the nightmares of her past; an intoxicating blend of love, truth, passion and the darkest of secrets.

Having departed Strictly Come Dancing after 8 seasons, 3 finals and winning 1 glitter ball trophy, Pasha has concentrated on production and choreography projects. In 2021, Pasha returned to the West End as one of the lead performers in Here Come The Boys and this year, Pasha has choreographed feature film Paris Christmas Waltz and is currently touring the UK in La Bamba: The Musical.  Choreographing Barista The Musical will provide the perfect platform for fusing Pasha’s love of musicals with fiery latin dance, all whilst supporting new musical theatre talent.

Barista The Musical Co-Creators Nigel and Anna Newman began writing and workshopping Barista over ten years ago.  Now having recruited their creative team, they are preparing for the forthcoming casting call and looking forward to the journey ahead.

“We’re thrilled and hugely excited! Barista The Musical is a show that we have been writing and workshopping for over ten years now.  With all the love and hard work that has gone into the show, it’s absolutely wonderful to see it coming to life, and to know it will soon be on stage is more than a dream come true.

We are extremely lucky to have such a fantastic team of creatives working with us and also to have our great producers, EJP, who have been supporting us on this journey since 2018.” Nigel Newman, Co-Creator of Barista The Musical

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