The Original Musicals
Goodnight September (October 2014)
Goodnight September begins with the story of Ricky, a teenager on a weekend break to Los Angeles following the recent death of his grandfather. While struggling with his grief, Ricky visits a movie studio in the Hollywood area where his grandfather worked 70 years previously. Ricky meets Emily, a studio tour guide who helps him research his grandfather’s role at the studio and his involvement in the birth of the Hollywood movie industry.
Ricky and Emily’s enquiries reveal that his grandfather once crossed paths with a young actress named Peg Entwistle, an individual famous for jumping to her death from the letter ‘H of the Hollywood sign in 1932 – She was just 24 at the time. As the story unfolds they both discover much more about Peg than the account, which is portrayed historically; alleging a failed actress who took her own life because she couldn’t accept rejection from the movie business. ‘Goodnight September’ tells the story of Peg’s time in Hollywood leading up to her death on that fateful September night.
Ricky’s weekend in LA proves to be a life changing experience, not only as a result of discovering the truth about his grandfather and his friendship with Peg but also due to Emily who is hiding her own secret which she would rather not reveal.
Drinking with Angelika (2011, 2010 and 2013)
The coldest Christmas Eve since 1963 and a small group of strangers take refuge from the snow in a small unwelcoming bar in the middle of nowhere.
Unsure of how they all arrived at the remote bar, questions begin to arise about the reasons why they have all been brought together and why they can not simply leave and return to their everyday lives. A businessman, a lorry driver, an army general, a drifter and a dance coach, each harbouring a secret… a story… a confession. As the shocking truths about their lives are revealed, many secrets thought buried forever, are unearthed as each person is brought to account for one random day from their lives.
Who is Angelika? and who are the two other residents of this forgotten bar, what is their story and where did they come from? And how do they know so many personal details about the group of individuals?
Is this place real? Why isn’t it on any map and why does it seem as if time itself is on hold?
Twenty Twenty Seven (2012, 2009 and 2008)
In the not too distant future, just a couple of decades from now, will live a storyteller with a story unlike anything that you have ever heard before.
After a chance meeting with an unimpressionable young girl, the storyteller recounts the tale of a group of friends, who are taken on a journey 25 years into the past by an eccentric time traveler who will stop at nothing to recover a love that he once knew and thought lost forever.
Unaware of his true intentions, the friends embark on an adventure that would prove to be the biggest test, not just to their own individual personalities, but also to the seemingly unbreakable bond that has held their friendship together.
Realising that the inventor holds the key to their safe passage home, the friends begin to grasp the full horror of their predicament and realise that what started out as a bit of harmless fun, could eventually end up costing them everything and everyone that they have ever known.
The year now is 2027, and today is going to be a very interesting day…
Stories from the Crazyhouse (November 2013)
This showcase performance featured scenes, music and dances from previous Crazyhouse shows; Drinking with Angelika, Twenty Twenty Seven and included a special preview of Goodnight September. This carefully constructed storyline brought all 3 shows together for the first and only time.