"I love this idea. I mean. seriously, love this. Why? Because we need this to be made." Brit-Pop News on Everthing in Colour the Musical
Join us as we continue an exciting journey that began in the Summer of 2009 with a workshop production of a text by the National Youth Theatre. Godalming College fell in love with the play that was Everything In Colour and staged a full production of it during the December of that year with our own company ClassAction. Since then the play has been molded into a brand new musical that we had the pleasure of previewing at Guilfest last year. And now – Everything In Colour the Musical is ready for lift off. ClassAction Theatre are working in partnership with professional producers “beautiful ones” to showcase this musical in STUDIO 816 before a run at The New Wimbledon Theatre’s studio in July. Featuring seven of our young practitioners playing alongside professional actors this is an incredible opportunity for our students and for ClassAction.
It’s 1997 and the UK is swinging again. Cool Britannia is everywhere: fashion, music and politics; from the arrival of Brit-pop and Blur vs. Oasis, from Tracey Emin’s dirty bed to Ginger Spice in ‘that dress’, Times were optimistic, loud and brash with everyone ‘mad for it’.
Set in the Brit-pop heartland of Camden and on the eve of that landslide general election, Everything in Colour tells the story of Perry, a young, struggling musician who with his band Nude Idol is up against it, for recognition, and entering into a competition that promises the winner fame and fortune.
Over that warm, spring night friendships are tested, lovers are lost and nerves are frayed. Will it be the night that Perry gets his golden ticket and the happy ever after he’s been waiting for?
Everything in Colour is a bombastic fairytale of a musical that celebrates the fire of youth, the warmth of friendship and exposes the aftermath of fame and fortune in this growing world of celebrity.
This original script and score has a feisty, playful style which stirs the youth and drive in all of us…. and reminds us that sometimes all you need is good mates and big dreams!
The music by Glitterbug and Romeu/Nelson has produced songs that are immediate and catchy, the book and lyrics by Leighton Carter is full of bite, attitude and spirit; Everything In Colour essays a time in history where everything changed. The time is ripe to look back at that night and the years that followed.
Everything In Colour is a musical bursting full of life, it’s new, it’s fresh and it won’t be ignored ….
“This is amazing…” Brit-Pop News
12-14 July 2012, 7.45pm
Box office: 01483 411302 Godalming CollegeTuesley lane, Godalming, GU7 1RS
New Wimbledon Studio 17-21 July 2012 at 7.45pm 21 July matinée at 2.30pmTickets £12, concs £8*
Box office: 0844 871 7646 Groups line: 0844 871 7696 Access booking line: 0844 871 7677 The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG*www.atgtickets.com/wimbledon*Booking fees apply