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The Leftovers

Through working with Leicester Curve as a ‘Breakthrough Company’, Sheep Soup developed a new show The Leftovers, a frank and funny exploration of love, loss and songwriting. 

In a community recording studio, Jodie’s grieving friends are making a big song and dance about her death. They form a makeshift band to celebrate her life in musical form, but can’t agree on what kind of tribute Jodie would have wanted... or even who she really was. They dive into her surviving collection of diary entries, poems and secrets to make some sense of things, and to have some fun amongst the darkness of loss.


The show became the first new musical commissioned by Curve for their studio space, and a highly-acclaimed UK tour followed in May 2018 directed by Adam Lenson.  

Have a listen to some tracks from the show
Creative Team 

Book by Nic Harvey

Music and Lyrics by

Nic Harvey and Rob Green

Additional material by Ben Welch

Starring Ben Welch, Sarah White, Tim Murphy, Philippa Hogg, Wreh-Asha Walton

Design by Lizzy Leech

Lighting Design by Joshua Gadsby

Directed by Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie (Curve) Adam Lenson (Tour) 

Produced by Ben Welch and Tom Barnes

Commissioned by Curve, Leicester

Funded by Arts Council England

Toured to - Belgrade Theatre - Coventry, The Lowry, Unity Theatre - Liverpool, Northern Stage - Newcastle 

"The Leftovers"  has been supported by Arts Council England, BEAM 2016, Mercury Music Developments, Musical Theatre Network, Musical Re-writes at The Lowry, Musical Bites at The Other Palace, Bill Smith, Kickstarter Supporters, Maddie Smart/Suba Das/Nikolai Foster @ Curve

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