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Rewrites: Nel's Place by Sheep Soup

Fri 8 March - Sat 9 March

Rewrites: Nel's Place by Sheep Soup

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Trapped in a hoard of memories and music, Nel yearns to make space for granddaughter Molly’s 16th birthday celebrations. Can Nel find a way through grief to let her family in?

Nel’s Place is a new musical from Sheep Soup, examining what material things really mean to us, and how easily we can become buried by the past.


Each evening, before the performance starts, there will be a short special preview of a brand new musical in development:

Friday 8 March – Coming Back Around by David Fallon and Fraser Scott

A story for our times, and times are hard. A story of intergenerational poverty set in a housing estate in Glasgow. Coming Back Around is Sky’s story: both the one written for her, and the one she’s desperate to tell.’

Saturday 9 March – The Edge of Me by Finn Anderson (Islander, A Mother’s Song)

Kit’s sexual desires are feral, boisterous and untameable creatures and tonight they’ve crept out from under his bed to take him on the journey of a lifetime. Join Kit and his band of synth-playing, shape-shifting monsters as they push themselves to the absolute limit in this new musical which promises to be playful, messy, and full of heart.



As the grand master of musicals, Stephen Sondheim, once said, ‘Musical comedies aren’t written, they’re rewritten’.

REWRITES showcases new musicals at the start of their journey to the stage – a platform that puts shows on their feet and in front of an audience for the first time. A mix of works-in-progress, concert performances and short preview-style ‘curtain raisers’, you will get to be a part of something special, right at the beginning!

REWRITES is a partnership programme led by The Lowry, Birmingham Hippodrome, MAST Mayflower Studios and Norwich Theatre.

Initiated by The Lowry in 2017, musicals featured previously in REWRITES include: No Miracles Here by The Letter Room, A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Sad) by Jon Brittain and Matthew Floyd Jones, A Mother’s Song by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo and Snowflake by Lewis Cornay. The hit West End musical Operation Mincemeat started out at a scratch event as part of REWRITES.



From the Edinburgh Fringe to the bingo hall, festivals to auditoriums across the country, Sheep Soup fills every venue with their signature brand of genre-busting musical theatre and comedy. Relatable characters and stories combine with electrifying original music to bring you a night guaranteed to charm your pants off.

Sheep Soup hails from the globally-renowned, BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop, the Midlands training ground that counts Vicky McClure, Bella Ramsey and Jack O’Connell among its glittering roster of alumni.


Creative team

Created by Sheep Soup

Director – Clare Chandler

Book Writer – Esther Coles

Music and Lyrics – Nic Harvey + Rob Green

Dramaturg – Sarah Whitfield

Musical Director – Rob Green

Creative Producer – Ben Welch

Creative Assistant Intern – Maddie Baker

Tech Intern – Jake Joyce

Hoarding Consultant – Ian Porter


Nel – Esther Coles

Anna – Emma Bispham

Molly – Molly Vivian

Switch – Lawrence “Trev” Cole

Edge – Ben Welch

Charlie – Nic Harvey

Blue – Aminita Francis

Spadge – Zoe West

Boxhead – Keaton Guimarães – Tolley