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Published 1st May 2012
At 7.30pm on May 14th, 15th and 16th the curtains will rise once again for MADSoc performing their third musical to date; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Award winning and hot off Broadway, How to Succeed tells the tale of a New York window cleaner who has high aspirations. He reads a book entitled “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and, following the books advice, slowly and surely progresses within a company. Focusing on the protagonist’s relationships with love interest Rosemary and his rival Bud, and other company members, hilarity ensues as Finch is taken from the bottom rung to the top of the Worldwide Wicket Company in a remarkably short space of time.
From an inside point of view the rehearsals are now in full flow. Following a four day stint and a full run through of the first act everything looks fantastic. Without costumes, without stage and without props as of yet, Joshua Howell and Katherine Pacey embody both leading roles with a superb supporting cast. The production team have been fantastic with some enchanting, and often humorous, dances from the artistic mind of Sophie Dean and beautiful, often haunting, vocals under the responsibility of Musical Director Jerome Van Den Burghe. Last, but by no means least is the Director himself; kind hearted, enthusiastic and highly driven, Andrew Phipps leads this multitalented and exceptional cast constantly driving them forward through rehearsals. His ability to maintain a relaxed feel, whilst also achieving ridiculous amounts of progression in each rehearsal is awe inspiring and has certainly taught me a thing or two.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying promises to be one of a kind. Performances are 14th, 15th and 16th of May with doors opening at 7.00pm. If you want to be part of this experience then tickets are available now from the Union Shop or online at www.eventelephant.co.uk/madsoc.