The Story So Far........
Andrew Norris, composer, show off, writer and producer of Summer Street - The Aussie Soap-Opera Musical! is the love the child of Victoria Wood and Lee Evans (although he'd prefer David Beckham but you can't have everything can you?) He spent most of his childhood in his bedroom bashing his Bontempi which has led to irrepairable psychological damage. However, his mis-spent youth blossomed into a borderline obsession with Musical Theatre and also The Eurovision Song Contest; he can often be heard proudly quoting obscure lyrics from long forgotten Europop to dazzle and amaze his friends....friend. He spends his days drinking coffee, watching Paranormal Witness on the Really Channel and thinking up catchy tunes which get stuck inside people's heads.
Summer Street - The Aussie Soap-Opera Musical! tells the story of four Aussie Soap has-beens from the 90's and follows their demise and unexpected rise to second stardom....but at what price? (That's what's known in the biz as a cliffhanger and you'll have to see the show to finds out what it means...clever eh?!) The show has received various workshops and read through's so far which culminated in a sell out concert version of the show at The Old Red Lion in 2016 (it only seats 60 people so it wasn't hard) where the show received a rave review from Julian Eaves at British Theatre.com who said:
"[Summer Street is] Wonderfully melodic, strongly rhythmic and engagingly structured, the musical numbers in this score are its greatest glory." (Andrew was quite chuffed with that.) Read the full review here https://britishtheatre.com/upcoming-summer-street-old-red-lion-theatre/
Julie Clare, Myke Cotton, Simon Snashall and Sarah-Louise Young bash out the tunes in the concert!
The show was also attended by Strictly Come Dancing's very own Craig Revel-Horwood who held up a top score of 10!
Craig Revel-Horwood with cast member Sarah-Louise Young with Pogo, the Summer Street dog!
Andrew is very aware that he's not getting any younger and it's about time he hit the big time so he's decided it's high time to 'get this show on the road', literally, and mount the first ever, full production of this hilarious show. What better place for the inaugural performance but Brighton Fringe with it's thriving artistic community and large LGBT+ scene; a perfect place to give Summer Street it's UK and World Premiere (sounds dead posh doesn't it?!)
This crowdfunding campaign will pay for all our up front costs and our costs down in Brighton. These include Set, Costumes, Props, Actors, Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Accommodation, Marketing, Publicity, PR and Transport.....there's nothing like the biz we call show but it is a very costly affair which is where, dear people you come in.
There are some amazing, money-can't-buy rewards on offer including your very own signed copy of the vocal score, drinks with Andrew, a signed photo of Pogo (the Summer Street dog), your name mentioned in the show and invitations to exclusive previews. Join us on this wonderful journey and make this show a reality for Andrew so he can make his Mum proud...... happy pledging lovely people!