: the musical' - the Copenhagen production (January
2013) ... in Danish !
The cast in Copenhagen !
a wonderful success ... played to very appreciative
audiences ... because it is new, relevant and very
accessible, the students got so much out of it.
The script comes together so well and there is a bit
of a moral that got quite a few members of the cast
thinking ... a great contemporary musical.”
Manson , Head of Performing Arts, Launceston Church
Grammar School, Tasmania, Australia
The cast in Launceston, Tasmania
Songs from 'Reality
: the musical'
songs from the show.
Welcome To Reality - Les, Dale &
2) Working Solid - Company
3) All In A Spin - Jim
4) New Beginning -Lisa & Jim
5) Early Morning -Peter & Billie
6) Real Life Drama - Ad Girls with Nigel
7) Me, Me, Me (Comic Version) - Laura, Carly &
8) Easy Money- Nick
9) All In A Spin (Duet)- Lisa & Jim
10) Early Morning (Reprise) - Peter & Angela
11) If I Could Walk Through Time - Peter & Company
~~ Interval ~~
12) Entr'acte Orchestra
13) Skyline - Billie
14) Choose It - Bruce & Gospel Choir
15) What Should I Say - Billie
16) Sunrise Girl - Lisa, Billie & Angela
17) Love Lost - Angela
18) A Girl Like You - Father & Billie
19) Me, Me, Me (Dance Version) - Laura, Carly &
20) All In A Spin (Reprise)- Lisa & Jim
21) Early Morning (Reprise) - Peter
22) In Or Out Of Love - Les & Dale andCompany
23) Calls & Playout Orchestra
can I do ?' (words
Stephen Bridges) : with Rachael Archer as 'Billie'
(words Stephen Bridges) :
with Rachael Archer as 'Billie'
money' (words Stephen Bridges)
girl like you' (words Stephen
Bridges) : duet with Rob Piatt as the father and
Melodie Hornett as 'Billie'
to Reality' (words Stephen Bridges)
: with Chris Milford
through Stage Scripts
'This is a great show for Secondary Schools,
there are many lead parts of varying complexity, and
opportunities for a large chorus. It is funny, fun
and relevant. The songs are well crafted for young
Our students and audiences loved it, especially
the audience interaction moments. I heartily recommend
this show to experienced and inexperienced Music and
Drama Departments alike. It is a credit to great writing
that we were able to put the show on in 9 weeks and
to maintain our enthusiasm throughout.’
Head of Performing Arts
Greenacre School for Girls Ltd
Students are still singing songs from the show
now and they still say it was the best show they've
ever been in (and no, it wasn't the only show they've
ever been in either). We did all enjoy it and have
a good time.
Head of Performing Arts
Birkenhead 6th Form College
With much of the Nation’s youth fixated by celebrity
status and wealth beyond imagining, what better way
to work through the consequences of this fame centred
culture, than through a musical drama?
‘Reality: the musical’ is a show written for
a young cast and explores the world of the TV Game
show where fame and fortune beckon.
The show offers a light hearted and fun medium for
groups to examine the consequences of leaving the
world of reality for the dream world of fame.
Drama has long been a popular way for youth groups
to explore ideas. What is fun about exploring the
cult of celebrity through a school musical is that
it offers its own kind of celebrity status while challenging
the cast and ultimately the audience to value the
If your performing arts group is starry eyed
about fame, why not give them a taste of Reality.
Performances to date have taken the show from the
Home Counties to London and Liverpool, resulting in
some glorious reviews and feedback. For more information
on the show visit www.playandmusicals.co.uk by clicking
on the link at the bottom of this page.
‘We loved it !”
Caroline Ryan, Dengie Hopes and Dreams stage company
‘Full of marvellous modern music solos, duets and
trios, chorus songs, lots of dance possibilities'
Duration : 130 mins
Acts : 2 Sets : 1
Principals : 6m, 8f, 2m/f
Support : 4m, 10f, 1 m/f
Characters - all are singing roles
Les - 30-55, pastiche of a typical TV game show host
Dale - 30-55, pastiche of a typical
TV game show host (m/f)
Peter - early 20's, a down and out,
insightful except where he himself is concerned.
Billie - 18-21, also a down and out,
reliant on and in love with Peter
Jim - 18-20 (ages to 30), a bit nervous,
naive, good-hearted and hard working
Lisa - 18-20 (ages to 30), Jim's natural
partner, good-hearted and enthusiastic
Nick - 30-45, runs the street crime
in and around the station
Angela - 20-25, glamorous with a hard
outer shell, emotionally fragile inside
Nigel - 30-55, self-obsessed minor TV
celebrity, trying to resurrect his career
Bruce - 45-65, the 'God Of Game Show
Bill - 45-55, Billie's father. (Appears
once, sings a duet with Billie).
Girls 1, 2 & 3 - 18-25, three 'wannabee'
pop singers in a girl band
Ad Girls 1 & 2 - 20-35, talent spotters
for Nigel (must tap dance)
Support (4m, 10f, 1m/f) All are speaking
Big Issue Seller (m/f)
The Sins - seven females each with an
appropriate vice, dancers
Boyfriends 1, 2 & 3 - 18-25, four shell-suited 'chavs'
who are going out with Girls 1, 2 & 3
Chorus of commuters, tramps, film crew etc some of whom
have very minor speaking roles.
Orchestration / Band Parts
These are available for hire as follows
Rehearsal Material is available to hire
in various sets. These are supplied for a fixed hire
period of six months.
Rented Performance Material
A full set of hired parts for a fixed period of two
Rent a script, piano score and a vocal sampler CD. Max
of three titles on any one occasion. See Perusal Service
for further details. UK Customers only.
Royalty fees are payable for each performance
given to an audience.