MADRABABES – FUN FILLED ONE ACT MUSICALS
A fun filled one act musical for six actors, 3F and, er, 2 other F dressed up as men and at least one real man with a real beard. Madrababes was staged in June 2013 in Swindon, as part of Madam Renards Mini Fringe to great reviews!
A REVIEW OF MADRABABES AS PART OF MADAM RENARDS FRINGE
‘One of the main words that popped into my head when I first started watching Madrababes was ‘fun.’ A one act musical made up entirely of madrigals, a form of early music pop music. Please be advised to leave your serious hats at the door for an hour of entertaining quips and silliness, a story of 6 friends finding love through jokes and song. We meet John and Tom, two stylish elegant ‘men’ lamenting their lack of luck with their lady friends Phyllis and Philomela, could it possibly be because they are far more worried about what they’re wearing than displays of manliness?
The ladies are equally lamenting about the lack of decent men in the area when in walks Amyntas, a tall man with a real, not drawn on, beard and a deep voice. Naturally fighting ensues and much harmonised singing. ‘
by Abby Sparrow
Read more about playwright Matt Fox.
Authors: Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson
Genre: One act musicals
Type: One act musicals
Length: Forty minutes
Cast: 6 actors, 5F 1M
Ages of the actors: Adult
Suitable for: All ages
Set: Simple stage – suitable for a smaller stage in little theatres or pub theatre type stages but adaptable to the bigger stage as well.
Level of difficulty: 8/10 – all performers should be able to sing in harmony from sheet music.
Cost is $7 for the digital script of this successfully produced stage play
Cost is $7 for the sheet music for the show
© September 2014 Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson Off The Wall Play Publishers
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