Brexit, the Musical

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2017

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BREXIT, THE MUSICAL

 

July-August 2017, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Somewhere out there, there’s a plan for Brexit. 

 There’s just one small hitch – its writer has amnesia and no-one else knows where it is. 

 

It’s up to our hero, Boris Johnson, to find it.  Devastated by his monumental cock-up of winning the referendum, this is the only way for Boris to gain redemption and save the nation from Brexit. 

Ably assisted by his sidekick, Govey, our hero’s mission brings him into contact with many colourful characters – the recently retired Dave & Sam, the ambitious Andrea, the depressed Jeremy and the wannabe dictator, Theresa. 

 Will Boris find the plan and save the day?

Brexit the Musical lifts the lid on what’s been going on behind the scenes since the referendum, and is set to take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm this summer.  A must see. 

 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

 

WRITER:  Chris Bryant

DIRECTOR:  Bronagh Lagan

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:  Edward Hewlett

CHOREOGRAPHER:  Iona Holland

ORCHESTRATION:  Simon Nathan

ADDITIONAL ORCHESTRATION:  Ben Ferguson & Declan Corr

DESIGNER:  Libby Todd

LIGHTING DESIGN:  Nic Farman

SOUND DESIGN:  Andy Johnson

PHOTOS: IAIN VINCENT

LIGHTING OPERATOR / DSM:  Lizzi Adams

SOUND OPERATOR:  Charles Parry

CASTING DIRECTOR:  Jane Deitch 

GENERAL MANAGER:  Katy Lipson

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGERS:  Demi Franks & Tom Harrop

 

CAST

 

RESEARCHER- Micaela Bennison

SAM CAM- Sarah Covey

MICHAEL GOVE- James Dangerfield

THERESA MAY- Virge Gilchrist

ANDREA LEADSOM- Natasha Millar

DAVID CAMERON- Paul Rich

BORIS JOHNSON- James Witt

 

 

REVIEWS

“Brexit the Musical is the dose of hilarity you need injected into the gloomy political picture ahead.”

Broadway baby

★★★★★

“This could transfer to London and run and run: they would just keep updating!”

The Times

★★★★

“Good comedy timing, high-quality vocals and clever direction”

Broadway World

★★★★

“Stomach-achingly hilarious… pointedly perfect caricatures”

Voice Magazine

★★★★★

“The cast impress with their sick choreography, while the original songs featured are hook-laden and often very funny”

Fest Magazine

“Brexit the Musical hits all the right notes. The musical numbers are exciting and catchy, the humour is silly and fun. The EU referendum has never been so fabulous."

THE 730 REVIEW

★★★★

“Brexit the Musical is an exuberant and scathing piece which offers political satire that rings true.”

Daily Business

★★★★

“This is a fun-filled show that lampoons our politicians with such a wicked zest and no matter which way you voted it’s a joyous romp that the capacity audience absolutely loved.”

British Theatre Guide

★★★★