The song ‘Mr Brightside’ is still in the charts after 16 years. How did it end up like this? An investigation with karaoke, lip syncing and absolute bangers.
Tim and Hannah come across a viral video of an Irish bar singing ‘Mr Brightside’ to their recently departed friend. Reading online comments they uncover a series of stories of incredible people who are all celebrated by those around them – all united by one song. Tim, Hannah and the audience conduct an investigation into the chart-busting phenomena, exploring how this song touched the world and became an anthem for millions. Award-winning company Shepard Tone celebrate the importance and strength of community and give their audience an unashamedly good night out in the process.
Recommended by The Guardian and named one of the ‘Three of The Best’ shows to watch by Time Out.
Voted the #1 MOST ANTICIPATED SHOW by Stagedoor at Vault Festival 2020 where it played to sold out audiences.
★★★★ Creative Reviews UK
★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ Ask The Ushers
★★★★ The Upcoming
Shepard Tone create participatory and playful shows to engage those who feel that theatre isn’t for them and offer unique experiences to those who do. Using clowning and DIY tech to explore big, complex ideas through a pop culture microscope, we encourage our audience to take risks as they co-create each performance with us.Book Now
For previous work:
Everything Theatre - ★★★★★ ‘a very entertaining, original and interesting exercise in meta-theatre’
LondonTheatre1 - ★★★★
BackstageFringe - ★★★★
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