THE RHYTHMICS will be our first full production for over 2 years, and this is your chance to be a part of the story and help make it happen!
THE RHYTHMICS is our completely original new British musical - a heartwarming tale of fatherhood and gymnastic ribbons - with a gorgeously catchy score from Stiles & Drewe award winner Ben Glasstone, and lyrics by Ben and Metta’s very own P Burton-Morgan. Thanks to your generous support in 2020 we raised £3000 to help record and release a studio album of the show, and that helped us secure a co-production with rising star Producer Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainments) and a 6 week run this Christmas at Southwark Playhouse, starring Noel Sullivan (Grease, We Will Rock You, HearSay.)
So we need your help! We need to raise £5000 to help pay the actors. As you probably already know it’s a fiendishly difficult time to raise money right now, so if you can help support us and this lovely project in these unpredictable and somewhat scary times then please do.
Check out the video above from Noel Sullivan (Graham) and Zweyla Mitchell Dos Santos (as his daughter Silva) to whet your appetite.
Side note - the show (about a somewhat unreliable single father learning to commit to life) is a semi-autobiographical love letter to P’s dad Louis - check them out in the credits, along with composer Ben and his daughter, and some of the creative team with their dads…
And if that weren’t enough it also integrates British Sign Language into the rhythmic gymnastic choreo from the brilliant Mark Smith (Artistic Director of Deaf Men Dancing). Starring the lovely Kinny Gardner as Sid, who in 2016 was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving the British Empire Medal for services to Theatre and Disability (and who’s been with us for every stage of this journey from the initial workshop in 2019, to the album in 2020 and the world premiere now).
This is your chance to be part of an awesome new British musical, the kind of feel-good story that the world needs right now. So please hit those rewards buttons, join us on this journey and help us share this story with the world - first stop Southwark, next stop the west end…