A New British Musical
Nel’s hoarding problem has reached breaking point. In a final effort to save her crumbling family relationships, she reluctantly embarks on a mammoth de-cluttering. Objects sing for their survival and old demons are unleashed as musical memories spring from the eclectic depths of the hoard. Nel’s wild and wonderful fantasy world is soon shattered by the very real task ahead. Sheep Soup’s new musical will examine what material things really mean to us, and how easily we can become buried by the past
"Hoarding" was presented as a 10 minute pitch for BEAM in 2018. We were then invited to run a 2 weeks development project at Mountview in January 2019. Which gave us the bones of the show, allowing us to apply and successfully receive Arts Council England funding for an R&D over Summer 2019 which included engaging with front line professionals who work with Hoarders across the UK as well as developing the ideas of the show with a company of actors culminating in a sharing at The Lowry, Curve and at Adam Lenson's Signal in London.
In the Autumn of 2019 we were lucky enough to be invited over to Canada for a 5 week residency as part of Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project to further develop the show with their 4th year students.
We are continually looking for collaborators as we continue the development of the show, keep up to date and get in touch!