Goldsmiths Festival of New Musicals
12-15 Sept. Wed-Fri at 7.30pm. Sat at 1pm, 4pm & 7.30pm
£10 / £8 concs.
Seven cool new musicals by hot young writers.
Final projects from Goldsmiths College, University of London - the UK’s only MA course in Musical Theatre Writing.
See all 7 shows on Sat for £20/£16 (book by phone/in person only)
Wed 12 Sept, 7.30pm & Sat 15 Sept, 1.00pm
Superstar / Bang out of Line
With talent but no self-confidence, will Ben find a way to make it in the cut-throat music business with the help of love?
Book by GuangYang Gu, additional material by Ben Francis. Lyrics by Ben Francis. Music by GuangYang Gu and Yichen Wu.
Bang out of Line
Rejected at every turn, Jack vows to take control of his life. With half-truths and manipulation, he sets everyone he knows against each other. It'll be a riot.
Book, Music and Lyrics by James Ball.
Thu 13 Sept, 7.30pm & Sat 15 Sept, 7.30pm
A New Day / One Step / Tall, Thin and Blonde
A New Day
Josh’s illness means he is truly living one day at a time. One day he is approached by a TV producer with an ulterior motive that could change his world.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Tom Lees.
Where are you now? Where do you want to go? For whatever you want, you need to start to get it by taking one step. There is always one step to take, whatever it is, wherever it is!
Book, Music and Lyrics by Eui-rok Jeong. Presented in Korean with English surtitles.
Tall, Thin and Blonde
Until high school, Jenny’s world was science and having fun with her best friend, Amy. They can’t stand shallow, immature girls... so what happens when one of them turns into one?
Music by Simon Burrow. Book and Lyrics by Claire Rivers. based on the novel by Dyan Sheldon.
Fri 14 Sept 7.30pm & Sat 15 Sept, 4.00pm
Letters to Myself / The Queen of Hearts
Letters to Myself
Marcia’s clients learn to cope with their past misdeeds by writing themselves letters. Some give advice, some just express their feelings, but all learn that only self-forgiveness will allow them to move on.
Music by Ryan Scates. Book and Lyrics by Claire Rivers.
The Queen of Hearts
Sophie Ford has a secret capable of destroying her family's pride and reputation. Witness her bloody ambition in an operatic thriller where revenge is a dish best served beautiful.
Book, music & lyrics by David J. Cooke.