Sex, Drugs & Rick'n'Noel
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Four actors (2m, 2f) and minimalist setting. Or add a student chorus for the musical version.
This is the funny and touching story of two mature students studying history, and a whole lot else, at University.
The piece can be performed as a straight comedy play, or as a musical. For the straight version you need four talented actors (2m, 2f) and a minimalist multi-purpose setting. For the musical version, just add a chorus of young people, and you have a fantastic evening's entertainment, combining high quality drama and irresistible songs. But don't just take our word for it...
"Last night was opening night of your play at The 1812 Theatre. I wanted to let you know that it was really fantastic, the audience really loved it. We have a very good actor playing Rick (as one would!) and everyone really cared about Rick and what happened to him. One audience member said it was like reading a really good book, when you got to the end you didn't want to stop because you were enjoying it so much. Thank you so much for writing such a lovely script. The humour, the sadness and the deft echoes of real life made the play a pleasure to watch."
Wendy Gare, 1812 Theatre Company, Melbourne, Australia
FANCY TRYING THE MUSICAL VERSION?
The project has been designed to appeal to societies who might not typically think of tackling a musical - in fact it might more properly be described as a play with music.
It works perfectly well without the music, but there's no doubt that the songs add a new dimension to the experience, and we've made the practicalities of producing the full version as easy as possible.
First of all, the main three actors needn't be great singers. They should be chosen mainly on their acting ability. The majority of singing comes from the chorus, which should contain at least one strong lead female vocalist, who also has a smaller acting role. So everyone is playing to their strengths.
Secondly, a special "kit" consisting of all the incidental music and the backing tracks, the lyrics and special stage directions is available to accompany the script, so all you need to provide are a few talented singers, microphones and pa system and you have a complete musical experience "in a box". For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org