Stay Awake, Jake is streaming from the

Southwark Playhouse Theatre 

until the 16th May.


Tim Gilvin’s multi-award-winning one-act musical Stay Awake, Jake is a bold and innovative new musical that tells the story of one man’s journey across England’s deserted motorways in the middle of the night, as he drives from London to Carlisle to be reunited with his girlfriend Sofia.

Stay Awake, Jake is about love, responsibility, fatherhood, and ultimately what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Over the course of the show, we learn more about Jake’s life, his past, and what it was that made him decide to get in his car and drive the length of the country at 2am in the morning.

The show won the S&S Award for best un-produced musical in 2014, and the VAULT Festival Origins Award for new writing in 2016. This new production features new songs, and new orchestrations for a four-piece band.

★★★★ “A beautifully inflected score by composer/lyricist Tim Gilvin that’s alternately melodic and mournful.” The Stage

★★★★ “A captivating journey that keeps you on the edge of your seat.” Musical Theatre Review

Director - Grace Taylor.  Musical Director - Tamara Saringer.  Orchestrations - Matthew Malone.  Casting - Pearson Casting.

Cast - Ahmed Hamad 

Directed by Grace Taylor

Musical Direction - Tamara Saringer

Casting - Pearson Casting

The recently recorded album of 'Stay Awake, Jake' will be released April 2021 and available to download from all major music sites. The album stars Ahmed Hamad as Jake, and is directed by Grace Taylor, with musical direction by Tamara Saringer, musical supervision by Nick Pinchbeck, orchestrations by Matthew Malone, and casting by Pearson Casting.


'Level Up' - a musical about relationships designed for the world of video conferencing, with a bit of Dungeon & Dragons thrown in for good measure!  Written and directed by Olivier Award winning Adam Meggido.


'The Withering' - a play & a ghost story written by Matthew Field, Directed by Nick Bagnall.

'We Three Queens' - a play about the relationship between a mother and a daughter written by Martina Cohen and Talitha Jones.  Director to be announce soon.


‘A Holiday Wish’ was developed and produced by Pearson Theatre Productions for Norwegian Cruise Line.  It appeared on the Norwegian Star for Christmas 2012 and the Norwegian Pearl 2013 and 2014.


‘The Christmas show was so beautiful that it left me in tears of ecstasy! My friend and I were so impressed with that show and the message it conveyed!’

Cruise Critic Review - December 2014

'The Mersey Boys' ® are a charming close harmony group from Liverpool, who celebrate some of the greatest singers, bands and musicians from the past 70 years: The Beatles, Tom Jones, Barry White, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, The Real Thing, Cilla Black and Aretha Franklyn to name but a few...  They also pay tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and the smooth sounds of Motown (with a bit of vintage Take That thrown in)!


As well as performing around Merseyside, you can find The Boys onboard Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania Cruises & P&O Cruises as Headline Guest Entertainers.

Winners of 'Best Group - North West' Event Entertainment Awards 2019