#BrumHour saw Timpson the Musical at the arrangement of The Old Joint Stock.
For Brum Radio’s Interval Theatre I spoke to the cast of Timpson the Musical and you can hear that interview here:
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Timpson the Musical at the Old Joint Stock
Book and lyrics by Sam Cochrane and Chris Baker, directed by Sam Cochrane
Timpson the Musical is at the Old Joint Stock until Saturday 6th April and you might presume that this is a musical about how high street shoe repairs and key cutter Timpson came to be. This is a fictional vision of how a brand was born.
Keeleigh Keypulet (Sabrina Messer) lives with her father Master Keypulet (James Stirling) with Betty their servant (Sam Cochrane) and elsewhere in Victorian London, Monty Montashoe (Madeline Gray), her mother Lady Montashoe (Susan Harrison) and their servant Winston (Alex Prescot) are shoemakers? Monty will live his life and die holding shoes in his hand.
Both Monty and Keeleigh are keen inventors and want to attend the 50th Invention Convention in London. They bump into each other and decide to meet that night at London Bridge. Oh and Keeleigh has decided her fathers miniature saw business might be served better as a key and lock businesses. Which she intends to demonstrate at the Invention Convention.
As fringe musicals go this is up there with the best of them, unhinged (!), self aware, charming and it actually comes with the stamp of approval from the real Timpson business!
I’m not quite sure why Lady Montashoe has a working class son? But then this is a fantasy version of a tale of business, Sabrina Messer and Madeleine Gray have great voices and the live band in the theatre adds to the excitement.
At one hour and ten minutes this is a speedy show with lots of plot to get through and lots of fun music and characters to explore.
A real treat for anyone who gets to see this. Book tickets to Timpson the Musical which is at the Old Joint Stock until 6th April here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/timpson
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When not blogging theatre for #BrumHour, Dave Massey can be found eating crisps and claiming to be at the gym. And tweeting about Birmingham.