Superhero Q&A podcast: How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical?

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How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical? The answer can be “quite a few”. And that it is in the case of SUPERHERO, the British one-man – or rather “one-dad” – musical now receiving its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse.

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At a post-show Q&A I chaired after Tuesday night’s performance, I was joined by the show’s three writers Richy Hughes (lyrics), Joseph Finlay (music) and Michael Conley (book), as well as director Adam Lenson, musical director Joe Bunker and one-dad star Michael Rouse to discuss SUPERHERO‘s evolution, from an idea conceived after a ride on London Eye, through introductions via the ground-breaking Book Musics & Lyrics workshop programme, Stiles & Drewe Prize-winning success for standout song “Don’t Look Down”, workshop development and now critic acclaim in its full form here at Southwark Playhouse.

SUPERHERO centres on Colin Bradley, a stay-at-home dad who adores his daughter Emily. After separation from his wife, he’s now battling to retain access to his child, and willing to don cape and, despite being acrophobic, scale the heights of Big Ben as well as the family courts to win.

The world premiere of SUPERHERO continues at London’s Southwark Playhouse until 22 July 2017. See TerriPaddock.com for video, Q&A and production photos…

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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.