Saturday 24 March 2018

You know the soundbites, now here's the musical

Jonathan Brown

YOU'VE heard the soundbite, you've listened to the speech: now enjoy the musical parody.

For anyone still grappling with David Cameron's notion of the 'big society', help is at hand.

The British prime minister's idea is due to be performed in Edwardian music hall style.

The all-singing, all-dancing 'Big Society!' premieres at the newly restored Leeds City Varieties later this month, starring the 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' comedian Phill Jupitus.

Despite being set in 1910, the Red Ladder theatre company's production seeks to draw parallels with the present day.

The story centres on the exploits of a variety show cast in a country presided over by an ageing monarch, run by an elitist government of public schoolboys and bedevilled by a corrupt media establishment. (© Independent News Service)

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