That’s not a typo – the title of the show is indeed [title of show], a New York comedy musical being performed by What We Did Next later this month.
Following the theatre company’s sell-out production of Carousel at the Unity in June, they say audiences should prepare for “laugh out loud moments, gorgeous harmonies and a witty script”, they bring [title of show] to the Lantern from November 27 to 29.
The Tony award-nominated show follows friends Jeff and Hunter, two ‘nobodies’ in New York, with their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry, on their journey to create a show stopping musical for a new musical theatre festival. As the deadline for submissions looms they make a pact to write until the last possible moment and submit whatever they’ve written. What they write is in fact… [title of show].
Over the course of 90 minutes, the audience will witness the ups and downs they encounter while writing and performing their show at the festival; learning lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists along the way. At its heart [title of show] explores how relationships are tested when life changes.
This will be the first time What We Did Next has performed at Lantern. Jamie Barfield, chairman of the company and also playing Jeff in the show said: “We are really looking forward to performing at another great venue in the city. Building relationships with various organisations in Liverpool has been integral to our success so far and we’re always really grateful of their support.”
Established in 2008, WWDN has become known in Liverpool for both reviving classic shows and for introducing audiences to modern musical theatre pieces. Previous musical productions include Company, Into the Woods, Rent, The Last 5 Years, Spring Awakening, Bat Boy and Carousel.
The company is completely self-funded. They cover costs with ticket sales, a small membership fee and from the proceeds of events such as their regular musical theatre open mic nights, which they have been hosting in venues across the city centre since 2009.
Tickets for [title of show] are available at the Lantern’s website. The show is suitable for audiences over 14 due to strong language throughout.