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‘New Town’ is a lively, upbeat musical of original songs inspired by Stax Soul and Motown and follows the fortunes of a family who move from a slum area of London in the early 1960’s to a fictional ‘new town’ (a la Stevenage or Harlow). The show celebrates this new architectural dream and the optimism of the time. It is an affectionate look at the idea of ‘family’ and relationships and tackles themes such as redemption, LBGTQ identity and gender identity. Most importantly, though, it is fun!
This is a musical with backing tracks – with a recorded ‘soundtrack’ to hear how the songs should be sung.
If you would like to do your own arrangements, a songbook with lyrics and chords is provided plus a rough piano score (taken directly from MIDI piano data – limited use perhaps, but it may help MD’s).