The song ‘Mr Brightside’ hasn’t left the UK charts in 16 years. How did it end up like this? It was only a hit, it was only a hit.
Tim and Hannah come across a viral video of an Irish bar singing ‘Mr Brightside’ to their recently departed friend. Reading online comments they uncover a series of stories of incredible people who are all celebrated by those around them – all united by one song. Tim, Hannah and the audience conduct an investigation into the chart-busting phenomena, taking them from that small Irish bar to a karaoke booth in Nevada and back to an English Students Union bathroom. Combining karaoke and fun audience interactions with on-stage explorations into how this song touched the world and became an anthem for millions and giving you an unashamedly good night out in the process.
About Shepard Tone
Shepard Tone create participatory and playful shows to engage those who feel that theatre isn’t for them and offer unique experiences to those who do. Using clowning and DIY tech to explore big, complex ideas through a pop culture microscope, we encourage our audience to take risks as they co-create each performance with us.
Pit – The Vaults, Leake Street
11-16th Feb 2020