Big

Society

The

Musical

Set in coalition Britain amidst the crisis of capitalism, the government launches their flagship deception of ‘The Big Society’ from Liverpool.  Connor, a disillusioned 15-year old sits alone in his cell.  He understands the lie: We’re not 'all in this together' like the man on the TV says.  Bullied and taunted by the other young offenders, Connor’s only hope is Linda, his Social Worker, who he has come to trust.  But what happens when Linda’s job is threatened, will she be able to find a way to care for him?  When no one hears you shout…Sing.




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THE JOURNEY SO FAR....    The idea was simple; produce a film which would respond to the cuts, tap into the mood of our communities, draw out an untold story and tell it through music. A film that would give a voice to the thousands of people struggling to be heard. The production process was unconventional, organic, ironic and inspiring. What began in January 2010 as a quirky idea by Director Lynne Harwood, quickly evolved into a city wide creative collaboration. Depicting over 200 local voices the film became somewhat of a creative hub for the people of Liverpool. Through a unique and powerful musical score their feelings and experiences were vocalised. With scenes shot at Trade Union and Austerity marches, Liverpool Pride Parade and street performances the film employs innovative use of real events and real people as the backdrop for its unfolding urban story. The outline script was created over a 7 month period working in collaboration with a team of exceptional local Liverpool writers; Cath Bore, Jan Brown, Charlie Kelly, Ann Monks, Jenny Monks, Lynne Harwood and lead actor Paula Simms.  Musical talent has come in the form of Dan Wilson of The Cubical, up and coming raw talent of Joe Madocks, Jennifer John of Sense of Sound and bringing it all together, the visionary composer Andy Frizell.