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They’re Playing Our Song

July - August 2008

About The Show

Vernon Gersch, a neurotic and successful composer with a host of awards, is paired up with the lovably eccentric Sonia Walsk – a young lyricist who is a hopeless time-keeper and dresses in cast off theatre costumes.The unlikely pairing seems destined to falter off key; can Vernon’s egotistical bachelor lifestyle cope with Sonia’s ex-boyfriend and her multiple personalities?

As their working relationship grows, so do their feelings for each other, to make sweet music all they have to do is work in harmony…

They’re Playing Our Song is a semi autobiographical story based on the relationship between composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. This warm and witty musical romance stars Connie Fisher (star of The Sound of Music and winner of BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) alongside the Olivier nominated Alistair McGowan (Little Shop of Horrors; the Mikado; Cabaret). Director Fiona Laird returns to the Chocolate Factory after the success of The Common Pursuit. Her other credits include Cinderella (Old Vic) and Oh, What a Lovely War! (NT).

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