Wed 13 November - Sat 16 November
Rewrites: The Marriage of Kim K
Leo & Hyde – Part of Musical Rewrites
The Marriage of Kim K
A fight over the TV remote:
Kardashian vs Mozart
Pop Musical vs Opera
Make-up vs Break-up.
The award-winning Gogglebox-inspired musical returns to Manchester, remixed with more bops, arias, and genre-bending mash-ups than ever before.
On the night before their anniversary weekend, Mike and Amanda have very different ideas about how to spend the night: Keeping up with the Kardashians and chill, or Marriage of Figaro and culture. But is this argument over what to watch on TV more than just a petty squabble? How different can you be from the love of your life? Can you learn to love what you thought you hate?
Combining pop, electronic, and classical music, this 3-in-1 rom-com switches between two iconic marriages: Internet breaker Kim Kardashian is looking forward to her fairytale marriage to her trophy husband, NBA star Kris Humphries. A fresh New York life may sound like fun, but does her heart lie in the (Kanye) West?
The Count and Countess from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” have drifted apart after years together, and his eyes are wandering to the pretty young blonde at court. It’s about time the Countess donned her wig and played a trick on this old dog.
Winner, of Best Show at the Birmingham Fringe Festival
Winner, of Buxton Fringe Award for Original, Challenging Work With High Production Values
Nominated, Best Fringe Show at Manchester Theatre Awards
Venue: The Studio
Duration: Running time: Curtain raiser: 15 minutes. First half: 70 minutes (Interval: 20 minutes) Second half: 45 minutes
Age Recommendation: 14+
Curtain raisers for Musical Rewrites!
As part of Musical Rewrites, before each performance there will be a curtain raiser from a different new musical theatre company.
Marie Hamilton and Sharp Teeth Theatre present
A dirty, messy, musical adaptation of ‘Polly’, John Gay’s banned sequel to The Beggar’s Opera.
Sat 16 November
A gang of women dance, drum, sing and slash their way through this 18th Century rom-com, with songs inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone. A viciously satirical, unashamedly sexy, fierce and intelligent not-quite-musical.
‘An original, creative and dazzling musical… this play is the future.’
North West End
‘The music does the impossible…. well worth catching’
‘Outstanding… Takes your breath away.’
‘An outstanding creative triumph… cutting-edge, smart and mind-bending’
‘Entertainment at its very, very best.’
‘Unique, innovative and timely’
The Gay UK