COMMITTEE... (A NEW MUSICAL) The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company 24 June - 12 August 2017
Music by Tom Deering Book and lyrics edited from the transcript of the evidence session by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke “The objective of this session is not to conduct a show trial. We want to learn some lessons.” What happens when something goes wrong? Who holds us accountable? On 15 October 2015, as part of an inquiry into ‘The collapse of Kids Company’, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob gave evidence to The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Hadley Fraser, Josie Rourke and composer Tom Deering have transformed that evidence session into a new musical. This production has not been authorised by any participant or Parliament. We present it to you – the public – to consider how civic life in the UK is really governed. It is based on the Parliamentary transcript of the oral evidence session on 15 October 2015 and the words spoken by those participating in the Inquiry.
Young Frankenstein at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle Sat 26th August – Sat 9th September, 2017 & the Garrick Theatre, West End from Thursday 28th September, 2017
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Hadley gets to hide behind another ridiculous moustache whilst singing and dancing. Bring your friends, family and hump-backed servants for a good laugh at (and possibly with) him.
Murder on the Orient Express from November 10th, 2017
Keep your eyes peeled for Hadley's brief moustache show-down with Kenneth Branagh's beautifully be-whiskered Poirot. Really, there can only be one winner here, as this image suggests. But look, Kenneth directed, produced and starred in the film, so he's supposed to have the best tache, alright?