The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


Fri 31 Oct 2014

New Wolsey Theatre

Photo by Ludovic des Cognets


Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall

GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN take a smash-hit musical and smash it!

This Live Art Community Musical charges headlong into a bare-knuckle fight with virtuosity, legitimacy and taboo. A ‘misfit’ cast skips its way through a toe-tappingly problematic landscape of stereotype – the kind we convince ourselves has been wiped clean off the map by now.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas sees brothel madam Miss Mona run out of town by a crusading do-gooder celebrity. What will her girls do? Will Mona and the Sheriff re-light their spark? Will the local football team’s annual orgy get busted and leave everyone with their pants down? Are GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN just making a pointless song and dance?

Stuffed with cameos and interventions, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN’s version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas explores exertion, desire, cliché, the epic and will be unlike any musical you have ever seen.

Get involved!

We’re looking for participants to help us in this sincere, and searing, attempt to stage a musical.

This is an opportunity to meet and devise with a large group of artists, facilitated by GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN. No experience necessary. Click here for more info on the production and rehearsals

GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN is a performance company based in Essex and London making work at the crossroads between theatre, live art, cabaret and stand-up. They are particularly interested in humour, endurance, glory and the banal. The company is an Artsadmin Associate Artist and an associate company at both Colchester Arts Centre and Roehampton University.

By special arrangement with Samuel French Limited.

A SPILL Commission, presented in partnership with the New Wolsey Theatre. Co-produced by Cambridge Junction, ICIA University of Bath, Colchester Arts Centre, Norwich Arts Centre and Roehampton University.

Additionally supported by National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, The Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Live at LICA.

For more information about GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN click here

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