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“At its heart, it is a musical about friendship, risks and the importance of learning to be true to both yourself and your dreams – however scary that may seem.”

WHO: Leah Weerasinghe

WHAT: “Four chairs. Three weeks. Two bickering writers. One award-winning original musical. Follow the challenges and triumphs of four nobodies in New York on their hilarious quest for Broadway, acceptance and a spot on Ellen DeGeneres’ couch! An eccentric, witty and self-aware show (about the creation of a show!) filled with diva riff offs, talking notepads and a jealous onstage pianist… what could possibly go wrong?”

WHERE: C venues – C cubed (Venue 50)

WHEN: 21:20 (90 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

Together as a company, this is our first time in Edinburgh. However, members of both our production team and cast have performed at the Fringe in previous years.

Tell us about your show.

{title of show} follows the challenges and triumphs of four nobodies in New York on their hilarious quest for Broadway, acceptance and a spot on Ellen DeGeneres’ couch! At its heart, it is a musical about friendship, risks and the importance of learning to be true to both yourself and your dreams – however scary that may seem. An eccentric, witty and self-aware show (about the creation of a show) filled with diva riff offs, talking notepads and a jealous onstage pianist… what could possibly go wrong?

On their quest to create an original musical, composer/lyricist Jeff Bowen and book-writer Hunter Bell found that their conversations about what to write were far more interesting than the ideas they were coming up with; [title of show] was born. The show chronicles the true(ly embellished) story of its own creation from page to the Broadway stage, via the New York Theatre Festival and featured its creators playing themselves in the original production, which both won an Obie Award and was nominated for a Tony.

Cobbles & Rhyme Productions was founded in early 2016 by Harry Haden-Brown and Jack Reitman, graduates of the University of Bristol, who have had extensive performing experience both on a regional and national scale. Harry is Bristol-based freelance musical director whilst Jack is an actor-singer turned director, soon to be studying at the renowned Royal Academy of Music; both have worked with the National Youth Musical Theatre. Cobbles & Rhyme Productions is an exciting, emerging new company that strives to showcase quality musical theatre productions, cabarets and performances, and to develop new writing. The company will be making its debut at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 4th-29th, with the musical-comedy [title of show] and the daily themed-cabaret [title of songs].

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

Well, I have no doubt that Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will be amazing and MTW’s Improv Musical has been really entertaining the past few years so I’m sure that will be brilliant. Jack was once a member of Young Pleasance and always sings their praises, so watch out for Alice Unhinged. It may be somewhat cheeky of me but Cobbles & Rhyme are taking up a pay what you think cabaret called [title of songs] so I would recommend that  🙂


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