York Theatre Royal
About the piece
May and Fly are looking for love. Well, May is looking for love. Fly is just looking.
Funny, intimate and relatable, Mayflies tells the story of a romantic relationship from its first flourish to its final goodbye. It explores the different versions of themselves that people become during relationships and how – in the blink of an eye – it can all come crashing down.
Three actors alternate the roles of May and Fly, meaning there are three different versions of this show to see.
Book & Lyrics | Gus Gowland
Music | Joseph Church
Designer | TK Hay
Lighting Design | David Howe
Sound Design | Chris Whybrow
Guitarist | Joel Benedict
Nuno Queimado - May
Rumi Sutton - May/Fly
Emma Thornett - Fly
“Ingenious … Pushes the boundaries of musical storytelling - Tania Azevedo excellent direction is pacy, slick and above all imaginative”
“A witty, thought provoking and inclusive musical. Well choreographed interludes, all skilfully directed by Tania Azevedo.”
"A show with huge potential. Azevedo’s direction is so fluid and paced that you get swept along the way.”
"Tania Azevedo's production is marvellously sure-footed on TK Hay's elegant set"