Post by Serial Shusher on Jul 13, 2019 19:37:42 GMT
Gender swapped Les Mis. A 3hr adaption of that episode of Coronation Street with the train crash, with no interval. An All Star Midsummer Nights Dream featuring only contestants of Love Island. A Stig of the Dump sequel.
A season of overwrought rock musicals in rep; Rent., Bat, Tommy, JCS and Spring Awakening, using the same tight rock band and cast. Sundays will be used for a karaoke youth version of ‘American Idiot’.
It would depend on where the theatre is located. I'd try to reflect local interests to attract the new audience. However:
Shakespeare probably "Romeo and Juliet" A Roald Dahl adaptation at Easter to bring the youngsters in "The Twits". Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. Cheap to stage!!! Monster Raving Loony, James Graham A Dickens for Christmas. "Pickwick"
Exciting. Jon, I agree, a revival of The Invention of Love well overdue. And Arcadia so a bit of a Stoppard thing with possibly a few minor works in a studio setting. Guys and Dolls with actors who can sing and dance properly. I would check what is on the GCSE list for a few years forward and do a couple of those so the poor mites get a chance to see the stuff acted well. Again small scale productions would be ok as long as full quality actors.. I’d ask for submissions for new work and try to put on some of that, not community work or similar, plays typed out! And I would beg Maggie Smith to come and do again her monologue of Goebbel’s secretary.