fabulous creatures (2014)
Fabulous Creatures is a brand new musical comedy cabaret fairytale in four part harmony by The Ruby Dolls. It previewed at Riverside Studios in London and premiered at The Edinburgh Festival at Assembly Checkpoint 31st July - 25th August 2014. It was then included in The 'Calm Down Dear: Festival of Feminism' at Camden People's Theatre in London
When close-harmony singers The Ruby Dolls try to update Mansfield Park, their characters get out of hand, and Fanny Price ends up in an internet-voted talent search for goat-people – The Great British Goat Off! For all those who’ve found themselves in a competition they never wanted to enter – with rules which make no sense and everyone judging.
With an original score by Benjamin Cox lyrics by comedian & writer Abigail Burdess and directed by the award-winning Dominic Burdess this darkly comic tale, told through close part harmony, and including body percussion, puppetry, dance and integration of live musical instruments, is our most ambitious to date.
The Research & Development phase of this project was supported by Arts Council England.
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Fabulous Creatures CAST & CREW
Fanny: Susanna Fiore, Edmund: Jessica Sedler, Nanny: Rebecca Shanks, Uncle Bastard: Tara Siddall
Onstage Accompanist, Composer & Musical Director: Benjamin Cox, Director: Dominic Burdess, Writers: Abigail Burdess & Dominic Burdess, Stage Manager: Roshan Conn, Choreographer: Laura Weston, Puppet Maker: Chris Dobson, Lighting and Technical Guru: Jon Stones Graphic Designer: Design Mechanics. Sound: Chris Marsh-Hilficker
Our heartfelt Fabulous thanks also go out to to following superstars who made this production possible:
Rodney, Ryan, and all at LAMDA, Dave Pannell, Matt Duggan, James Pritchard, Andrew Shepherd, Robert Webb, Sarah Sigal, Natalie Macaluso, Sunita Pandya, Simon Oakes, Jack Shanks, Greg Veit, Dale Fincham,Five Star Flight Cases,Roanna Mitchell, Ruth Rogers & Body Gossip, James Pigeon, Vauxhall City Farm, Daniel Batkin-Smith, Tom Mansfield, Martin Howden, Gene David Kirk, Naomi Jones, all at Riverside Studios & Assembly.