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2007  // Playlovers productions in 2007

Seussical, The Musical – January 2007

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Co-Conceived by Eric Idle, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty

Directed by Kimberley Shaw

With music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Aherns (Ragtime) the songs are wonderful, and with co-conceiver Eric Idle, it is more than a little off-beat (excuse the pun!). This show is “Dr Seuss for grownups”, but if the kids insist on coming along they’ll have a great time as the show is suitable for all ages!

Out of Order – April 2007

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Susan Vincent

Conservative Government MP, Richard Willey, is attempting to have an affair with one of the typists of the leader of the Opposition in a top London hotel. However, things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel's only unreliable sash window.

Eurobeat – June 2007

Book, Music & Lyrics by Craig Christie and Andrew Patterson

Directed by Kimberley Shaw

A glorious tribute(!) to the Eurovision Song Contest - an inspired parody.
Almost Eurovision. It's a musical banquet. It's a glamourfest. It's a political minefield. Eurobeat - the Eurovision Musical is an original adaptation of the infamous Eurovision Song Contest. Set in Sarajevo and hosted by the glamorous Bronya and her cohost Sergei they present for the enjoyment of the audience 12 acts representing an eclectic mix of countries.

The Vagina Monologues – Aug/Sept 2007

By Eve Ensler

Directed by Sue Hayward

Based on award-winning author Eve Ensler's 'Vagina Interviews' conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales give voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories..

Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who sees it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.


Natural Causes – November 2007

By Eric Chappell

Directed by James Hough Nelson

Natural Causes, a black comedy, is the story of Vincent, who works for a company called Exodus as a professional "suicide merchant". He turns up at the Bryce mansion assuming Walter Bryce has contacted him to carry out his suicide. But then there's Walter's wife, Celia, who wanted a suicide pact on her wedding night, and a good samaritan called in to help.
Acclaimed at its premiere in the West End in 1992 as a 'highly original comedy thriller, full of mistaken identities, hilarious consequences and some great laughs'.