With no singing, no dancing and very little music
by Greg Freeman
Timeout No 1 Critics Choice
'Theatre that from concept to execution is utterly
bonkers but quite brilliant'
The Tabard Theatre is proud to present
Doig – The Musical (with no singing no dancing
and very little music), a fantastical, farcical
piece of new writing by acclaimed writer Greg Freeman.
'Wickedly clever new
has become a victim of the corporate, capitalist,
consumerist 21st century and wants a way out. He
realises he can beat this by fashionably casting off all
his possessions to the point he has simply a bag in
which to hide his public disgrace. With help from his
sister, boss and life-coach, Doig has become merely a
product himself, available for mass consumption and an
icon to millions. Has he become the very thing he
'The Tabard has started its autumn season with
a very fine play indeed.'
The Musical (with no singing, no dancing and very little
is the perfect antidote to the madness that has
encapsulated the economic world summed up and packaged
in a post modern, anti-consumerist, neo-absurdist,
non-musical. And, in true 'Doig' spirit, each Monday
performance, one lucky
will win the entire night's Box Office takings. Anything
is possible in Doig - The Musical.
Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful
version of an American Sitcom 'WHO'S THE BOSS' which
became 'THE UPPER HAND' (ITV). Since the turn of the
century, he has developed a career in the theatre
including LAST BUS TO PARADISE, UNDERBELLY, (co-wrote
and winner of the London New Play Festival) TAKE, (Old
Red Lion) KATHMANDU, (Menier Chocolate Factory and
Pleasance Edinburgh) and WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
(New End Theatre).
Doig is directed by Ken
former Artistic Director of The Old Red Lion Theatre.
Whilst there he directed over thirty premieres incl:
Waiting for the Angels, Murder In Bridgport, Diaspora
Jigs and Life After Life. Revivals include: A Chaste
Maid In Cheapside (Old Red Lion) and The Slab Boys (Old
Red Lion) which won Best Production of a Comedy Award (LFA).
In 1989-90 he won an Outstanding Contribution to Fringe
Theatre Award for programming of an exceptional standard
at the Old Red Lion.