Disturbance, the musical

DISTURBANCE, a musical scored by Tony Award-winning producer Mark Ferris and based on Ivy Alvarez’s verse novel that explores the impact of domestic violence, premieres at Musicasa in Tokyo on 2 July 2019, and runs to 4 July 2019.

Please visit the website to learn more, including a full interview with Ms Alvarez. Here’s an excerpt:

How does it feel to see your work adapted for the stage? 

Incredibly surreal! That this could be a possibility for my poetry is not something I could have foreseen. Truly, it’s a thrill and privilege.

Read the rest here.

Below are rehearsal photos from the show.

Media and blog coverage

Disturbance on stage

Early in July 2019, there is to be a theatrical performance of Disturbance in Japan.

Sorcha Chisholm shares some thoughts on the production:

And so now I’ve been asked to join a production play based on a book of poems by Ivy Alvarez entitled “Disturbance”. The story tells of a domestic double murder suicide/surviving daughter/investigation/news-piece. It’s grim stuff to be sure.

Read the rest here.

Below are some images of the performers in rehearsal.