[Title of Show] (4 stars)

This article is from 2013

[Title of Show]

Upbeat meta musical about the realities of creating a Broadway production

The trials and tribulations of a group of young performers in New York form the basis of the UK premiere of Patch of Blue’s [Title of Show]. Written in just three weeks for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this 'musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical' follows the creation of a new piece of musical theatre, from conception to realisation to performance with plentiful songs in between.

The brainchild of Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, [Title of Show] is a refreshing and original piece of theatre that gives the audience an insight into what makes a musical. However, what makes this show more unusual is the emphasis, not just on the writing process, but the study of other, associated pressures, such as the influence of investors and producers. In the hands of Bowen and Bell, it soon becomes apparent that writing and performing a musical is only part of the battle.

Uplifting, invigorating and oddly familiar, [Title of Show] is a unique and unforgettable musical; see it at the Fringe before it tours.

Assembly Checkpoint, 0131 623 3030, until Mon 26 Aug, 3.10pm, £10.50 - £12.50 (£8.50–£10.50)

[title of show]

  • 4 stars

Patch of Blue Theatre. Real life and musical theatre collide in this hilarious multi award-winning Broadway hit about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. UK Professional Premiere featuring West End stars, naughty words and truly #stagey moments from MTM Award nominated 2011/2012 sell-outs Patch of…