I have just arrived back from Glasgow and the premiere of My Shadow and Me: The Speech. The above picture is from the opening number ‘Perks of the Transport Revolution’ and while it was a much smaller musical, taking less than The Wolfman which was staged at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland last year, it still required 45 people to put it together. What I found interesting was the use of movement scenes (to an underscore) to transition between the hospital and other scenes. This was something that hadn’t been used before in one of our musicals, but I think it worked well.
The idea behind the six shows that make up My Shadow and Me is that they show relationships between two people, who are inseparable for different reasons. At one hour for each part, they are shorter than our other musicals and would normally be separated by an interval. Perhaps we should have a loyalty card that the audience can get stamped as they see each show…now what to call it?