Keith Ramsay in The Cereal Cafe
Keith Ramsay joins the cast of new musical 'The Cereal Cafe' in the role of Doug. The musical will have its premier at The Other Palace, and is inspired by the true story of the twin brothers who opened Shoreditch's notorious Cereal Killer Cafe.
Based on the childhood fantasies of two Young Brothers, an extraordinary caf is opening on the vibrant streets of East London. But its presence will result in unimaginable consequences. In a threatened neighbourhood, fighting to survive gentrification and rising property prices, something so simple as cereal will divide the community.
Encroaching re-development is threatening residents in one of London's poorest and most culturally diverse neighbourhoods. But when two Young Brothers arrive from Northern Ireland with an idea for a cafe that stimulates childhood nostalgia, members of the community are brought together to fight against the loss of all that they hold dear. While many turn to the new cafe for comfort, its arrival is feared by some in the community.
Tensions build and feelings boil over. This fictional story, inspired by a caf which became the focal point of the Shoreditch anti-gentrification riots of 2015, explores how people with conflicting views can come together in very unlikely places during the most challenging of times.