Side By Side Productions (one of Manchester’s leading amateur dramatics company) are delighted to return to Hope Mill Theatre this year to perform [title of show] – the show within a show about a musical theatre show! 

With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, it follows the story of two struggling writers as they write a new musical for a festival. As the deadline for submissions looms, the pair make a pact to write until the festival’s deadline and submit whatever they’ve written… even if that means a collection of hilariously random conversations between themselves and friends Susan, Heidi and Larry.

This refreshing and original musical is above all else, a love letter to musical theatre and to the joy of collaboration.

The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best  Book of a Musical in 2009. http://www.sidebysidetheatrecompany.co.uk/

Tickets – £13 in advance / £15 on the door

Production Information



Show Dates

28th August - 31st August

Running time: 2 hours

Age Restrictions: 16+

Interval & Length: Yes. 20 minutes

Warnings (haze, nudity, strobe, language, themes, etc): Swearing & Strong language

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