The premiere of the American musical, ‘Bromance: The Dudesical’, arrives at The Other Palace this week. With clever lyrics, serious tunes, and laugh out loud funny gags, Bromance will convert even the most die-hard of ‘dudes’ to musical theatre. The show promises to be an immersive night out, exploring the bizarre world of the straight male and the strange unwritten bro-codes that they live by.
Bromance follows the comic misadventures of a group of friends after one fateful St Patrick’s Day in Chicago. When Marty, a lonely IT guy who is new to town, meets Dick and his two friends, he desperately wants to be a part of their clique. Amused by his naivety, Dick decides to take Marty under his wing, but first convinces his friends to teach Marty the art of ‘Brotocol’, aka the rules, joys and importance of being a real bro. In order to prove his loyalty, the boys take Marty on a series of ‘dude-ventures’ which get progressively crazier and more and more dangerous. We join the Bro’s at their favourite bar and then share Marty’s crazy journey from the simple (eating chilli cheese fries at 11pm) to the truly insane (jumping out of a plane).
Bromance is written by Kyle Ewalt and Michael Walker. The show has been a labour of love for the pair and they are excited to see their first show in London. Michael is currently writing for a new Netflix series being released next year. And Kyle is in Hong Kong exploring ideas for and developing a new dance/pop concert musical.
The production will be directed by Sarah Redmond. Sarah is a highly experienced director, actor and choreographer – working on cabarets, pantomimes, fringe productions and musicals. She wrote and directed Monty and Mirabella, a children’s show, which was turned into a TV show and continues to tour. The musical director and arranger is Andy Smith. Andy is an established musical director, arranger, conductor and teacher. Andrew’s work spans across many genres from musical theatre, classical, pop and rock music along with music for television and film. The show is produced by Daisy Smith and Max Barraclough for How Very Productions.