Glamorous Jenny is the veteran queen of the TV soap opera “Victoria Square” but the ratings are falling, so the producers, trying to save the show, bring in Sophie, a sexy, snobbish new girl. The rest of the cast includes Josh, the on-screen heart-throb and off- screen womaniser who plays Jenny’s brother; Alfie, a lovable straight guy in the soap but obviously gay in real-life; and Chip, the soap’s teenage lead, who has been in the soap ever since he was in nappies and who has a secret crush on Emily, the make-up girl. Jenny is secretly dating Josh – something the Press must never find out – but since Sophie doesn’t know this, she makes a pass at him, and all hell is let loose both in the show and in real-life.
Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, who met at Bristol University, where they were studying Drama and Music respectively, had already made their mark earlier this year with “Jet Set Go”, and now they did it again just six months later. The reviews described “The Great British Soap Opera” as a “fabulously funny musical”, whose witty book and lyrics tell the stories of the stars themselves and our obsession with fame and soaps. There was praise for each of the songs, and delight that the dialogue even included the immortal line “Get out of my pub!” Its two week run in London was very successful.
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Great British Soap Opera (The) (2009-08-Edinburgh Festival Fringe)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh - Angleterre) Durée : 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : jeudi 06 août 2009Première : jeudi 06 août 2009Dernière : lundi 31 août 2009Mise en scène : Luke Sheppard • Chorégraphie : Luke Sheppard • Producteur : Avec : Adam Barlow (Chip), Sophia Benn (Emily), Philippa Buxton (Jenny), Diana Chrisman (Sophie), Leon Kay (Josh), Adam Pritchard (Alfie)Presse : "Take Note Theatre here combine the genres so effortlessly to create a compelling melodrama and an excellently observed pastiche of the musical theatre form... great fun, suprisingly clever" Scotsman
"one of the best shows on offer at 2009 Edinburgh Fringe"
- Broadway World
Great British Soap Opera (The) (2009-09-Jermyn Street Theatre-London)Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Jermyn Street Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : mardi 08 septembre 2009Première : mardi 08 septembre 2009Dernière : samedi 19 septembre 2009Mise en scène : Luke Sheppard • Chorégraphie : Luke Sheppard • Producteur : Avec : Adam Barlow (Chip), Sophia Benn (Emily), Philippa Buxton (Jenny), Diana Chrisman (Sophie), Leon Kay (Josh), Adam Pritchard (Alfie)Commentaires : This two week run in London was very successful.
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