Well this came out of nowhere! Has anyone seen or heard of workshops for this show? The website isn’t working for me but I assume it’s a spin on Romeo and Juliet?
Whatever it turns out to be, Miriam in the lead and Luke Sheppard directing is enough to get me interested. I’d never heard of Max Martin before but looking at his catalogue of hits I don’t doubt that he has the ear for a good tune! (Although of course we all know that the ability to produce hit pop songs does not equate to the ability to write a musical, but I’m inclined to be optimistic for once!)
He has written and produced way too many songs to list but these are the 22 number one hits he has had in the US alone:
That is quite the list! It does slightly concern me that this might end up being just a trashy jukebox show that packs in the drunken hen parties, but with Luke Sheppard at the helm I’m optimistic that it’ll be much more than that. Imagine Miriam (and other MT stars) singing some of those numbers!!