The feel-good amateur musical comedy Below Stairs is a simple, believable story set in Edwardian London at the outbreak of WW1, backed by a varied melodic score that writer/actor Simon Williams (of ITV’s Upstairs, Downstairs) describes as fabulous. Plus the meatiest female leading role since Eliza in My Fair Lady.
After FOURTEEN productions – including one by ex-pats in Spain! – its well polished lib and score are steadily building a growing fan base. Of course, it’s not always easy for societies to stray from the established repertoire where bums on seats are concerned but with the right promotion – helped by the carrot that all productions are royalty-free in exchange for aiding Cancer Research UK – this needn’t be a problem for enterprising amateur theatre groups.
Browse now to learn what’s involved, and listen to some of the tracks of this toe-tapping show. And if you do go ahead, you’ll be helping to promote a feel-good musical that ultimately benefits us all.