Experience cosmetic surgery as you’ve never heard it before in the Lyric Theatre concert version of Paul Boyd’s new comedy musical Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory.
Local composer Paul Boyd has influential friends and admirers within the industry: commenting on Paul, Sir Cameron Mackintosh said: “Good new musical writers are very hard to find so it is tremendous that Irish audiences are supporting one of their own who, hopefully, one day will have the whole world singing his songs.”
Better known for his family musicals, Paul is no stranger to the Lyric, which has produced The Tale of the Beauty and the Tail of the Beast, Pinocchio and Red Riding Hood. This is a new direction for Paul and fans of adult themed musicals and shows such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Desperate Housewives, Sweeney Todd are in for a treat during Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory.
Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory tells the story of three very ordinary couples who live on Mammary Lane. When a mysterious stranger appears in the town of Little Happening the local men suddenly find themselves plotting to get rid of their wives, whilst the women of the town are left with no option but to get one or two things off their chests. This hilariously graphic musical adventure takes a satirical swipe at a society that considers beauty to be only skin deep, and is premiering in a unique staged concert production performed by a full cast.
The Lyric Theatre’s Artistic Director Richard Croxford commented: “If audiences can’t get enough of this satirical swipe at society’s obsession with cosmetic procedures, then a full-scale production may be developed at a future date. So our audiences will be among the first to see this exciting work in development and will help us decide if we should produce the show as a full scale musical.”
The concert cast includes Conleth Kane, Ben Sleep and Tommy Wallace who all make a welcome return to the Lyric along with Christopher Finn, Tara Flynn, Orla Gormley, Russell Morton, Liza Pulman who make their Lyric debut. The staged concert version will be performed with minimal set and costumes and contains partial nudity and strong language. All will be revealed in Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory.
Gilly Campbell, Drama and Dance Officer, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented: “The Lyric has provided an outstanding cultural programme over the past 60 years, generating some of the most ground breaking and innovative theatre. It looks like that trend is set to continue in the new theatre with a very exciting season programme planned for the year ahead. We wish the Lyric every success and look forward to experiencing some of the best theatre Northern Ireland has to offer.”
Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory runs in the Naughton Studio from 5 to 15 October. Tickets, which cost £10 can be booked online at www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or by phoning 028 9038 1081.