So, hi everybody. It’s been some time since I updated this blog! Part of that is the 12 months I spent backpacking around the world but it’s also that most topics I rant about are discussed on other platforms these days. Then again, maybe writing this will refuel my bloggin’ engine…
So, some of you know that I went and walked the earth for a year (fighting crime, training to be the hero Gotham needs etc) but during that time I also started writing something. That something was the libretto for a musical, After Ever After – and now that show’s going to see the light of day!
Now the libretto is basically the script and lyrics so it was less ‘musical’ and more just an ‘al’ until I met Patrick Coyte who brought to the table talent and the ability to actually compose music. He’s the Sullivan to my Gilbert, the Rice to my Lloyd Webber, the Gershwin to my… Gershwin.
Point is, our show now had a script and some music – now we needed someone to sing and dance. Many of you will know the stupidly talented Helen Perris but you may not know she agreed to join our merry band! Helen’s voice combined with Pat’s music brought to life tunes that had been gestated in my head for months and simultaneously made each ten times better than I could have hoped for.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, because we’ve been selected to perform an extract from the show as part of the Short+Sweet Cabaret show! This will be the first public performance of the show so you’re not just buying a ticket to a fun night out – you’re buying history, people. Here’s the poster:
We’re on as part of the Wildcards billing – “an eclectic batch of the new, the wild and the wonderful. Subversive, surprising and more than a little bit naughty…” – for two shows on January 12th and you can now buy tickets here!
Finally, here’s a VERY early recording (with Pat singing instead of Helen) of the first verse of one of our songs. It’s MUCH better now but to hear that you’ll just have to come along in January 😉