The Old Vic Theatre To Host Brand New Production ‘Cover My Tracks’

In an interconnected, digital world, what does it take to disappear?

Cover My Tracks, a new production with live music, starring Charlie Fink and Jade Anouka will be performed at The Old Vic from Monday 5 to Saturday 17 June at 10pm, as part of Lates at The Old Vic.

Former Noah and the Whale front-man and songwriter Charlie Fink, multi-award-winning playwright David Greig and director Max Webster bring us the tale of an idealistic young songwriter who sets out to write a 21st Century pop masterpiece and vanishes without a trace. Might his personal songbook be the key to unlocking the mystery?

Theatre and music interweave in this unique show, bringing together the experience of a live gig and modern folk tale.

The theatrical production of Cover My Tracks premieres in tandem with the release of Charlie Fink’s debut solo album of the same name, on sale 2 June 2017. The album, produced by Charlie Fink, will feature studio arrangements of the music heard in the theatrical production with string arrangements by Trey Pollard (Natalie Prass, Matthew White), backing vocals from The Staves and acclaimed classical guitarist Laura Snowden. Following the run at The Old Vic, festival appearances of the theatrical performance are set to follow throughout the summer.

Charlie Fink first became known as the frontman and songwriter for the band Noah and the Whale. The band’s four albums sold over a million copies collectively, and they headlined at notable venues around the world including a sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall. Fink was the producer of Laura Marling’s Mercury Prizenominated album Alas, I Cannot Swim and has written and produced music for artists including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Foxes, Rhodes and Eliot Sumner. He has directed music videos and two extended short films which were screened at music and film festivals in the UK and internationally.

Fink’s first foray into the theatre was also a collaboration with David Greig on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, which debuted at The Old Vic in 2015 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Family Show. The production will make a triumphant return to The Old Vic in October before touring in Canada and America. Jade Anouka most recently appeared on stage as Mark Anthony, Hotspur and Ariel in the Donmar Warehouse’s Shakespeare Trilogy at Kings Cross. Her other theatre credits include The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), SLUG, (nabokov), Doctor Faustus (West End), Henry IV, Julius Caesar & The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse & St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), So Here We Are (Royal Exchange), Chef (Soho Theatre/Edinburgh Festival), Omeros (Sam Wanamaker), Clean (Traverse/59E59, New York), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe/UAE tour), Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (National), Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe/European tour), Romeo and Juliet (Bolton Octagon), Wild Horses (Theatre503), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare’s Globe/US tour), Blood Wedding (Southwark Playhouse), Twelfth Night (York Theatre Royal), The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, The Penelopiad (RSC), Dick Whittington, Golden Boy (Greenwich), Handa’s Suprise (Little Angel), UnStoned, Outright Terror Bold & Brilliant (Soho).

Film includes A Running Jump (dir. Mike Leigh), A Summer Hamlet and The Dark Channel. Television work includes Chewing Gum, Lucky Man, The Vote, regular appearances in the BBC’s Shakespeare Uncovered, Doctor Who and Law & Order.

David Greig is an award-winning playwright whose work encompasses theatre, radio and film. He took up his post as Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh in June 2016.

Plays include The Kid (Arcola Theatre), The Events (Traverse/Young Vic), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Tron, National Theatre of Scotland), Midsummer (Traverse/Soho Theatre/Tricycle), Dunsinane (RSC at Hampstead Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland), Damascus (Traverse/Tricycle), Outlying Islands (Traverse/Royal Court), The American Pilot (RSC), Pyrenees (Paines Plough), The Cosmonaut’s Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union (Donmar Warehouse/Paines Plough) and The Architect and Europe (Traverse).

Adaptations include The Suppliant Women (Actors Touring Company/Lyceum), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic), Lanark (The Lyceum, Edinburgh International Festival), Creditors (Donmar Warehouse), The Bacchae (Edinburgh International Festival), Tintin in Tibet (Barbican/Playhouse Theatre/UK Tour), When the Bulbul Stopped Singing (Traverse, Amnesty International and Tapwater Award and Herald Angel), Caligula (Donmar Warehouse), Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland/Traverse/Barbican) and the book for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Drury Lane and Broadway). David’s work for children and young people includes The Monster in the Hall, Yellow Moon (TMA Award for Best Show for Children and Young People and Brian Way Award for Best Children’s Play), and Dr Korczak’s Example for Tag Theatre Company, Glasgow and Gobbo (National Theatre of Scotland).

Max Webster was The Old Vic’s first Baylis Director and is currently an Associate Director at the theatre

Previous work for The Old Vic includes Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, which is being revived in 2017. Other work includes The Winter’s Tale (Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Twits (Curve & UK Tour), King Lear (Royal and Derngate, Northampton/UK Tour), Mary Stuart (PARCO Productions, Tokyo), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe and international tour), Orlando, To Kill a Mockingbird and My Young and Foolish Heart (Manchester Royal Exchange), Opera Highlights (Scottish Opera and tour), James and the Giant Peach and My Generation (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Anna Karenina (Arcola), The Chalk Circle (Aarohan Theatre, Nepal), Carnival Under the Rainbow and Feast Kakulu (Hilton Arts Festival, South Africa). Upcoming work includes The Jungle Book, adapted by Jessica Swale (Fiery Angel/Children’s Touring Partnership) and Fanny and Alexander, adapted from Ingmar Berman’s screenplay by Stephen Beresford (The Old Vic).

For more information about Cover My Tracks tickets you can check out this link here.

About Author /

Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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