Big Broad Productions and The Big House are joining forces for their first co-production, The Realness, a new urban musical about a bad boy's struggles on the road from zero to hero.
When some people won’t believe you’ve changed, and others don’t want to let you change, it isn't easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track, he finds himself making a detour in the wrong direction. Finally he's faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.
With an upbeat score ranging from rap to reggae, gospel to grime, The Realness is a new musical with book by Maureen Chadwick & David Waton and music & lyrics by Kath Gotts. The show is directed by Maggie Norris and features music tracks produced by Semothy Jones (Plan B) and choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (Some Like It Hip-Hop).