The Maddermarket Theatre once again plays host to the Norwich-based, multi-award winning theatre company Sound Ideas for Ushers: The Front of House Musical, the latest eye-catching and unique production from the ambitious Norwich-based group.
Following a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre – the front of house staff – Ushers: The Front of House Musical portrays the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice-cream and programme sellers who dare to dream…
A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place, a three-year workplace romance is on the rocks, an untrained newbie is working her first shift and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong?
Featuring a cast of six enormously talented, professional performers, a live band and free popcorn for the audience, Ushers: The Front of House Musical is a real treat!
Formed in 2013 as part of the Norwich Fringe Festival when five theatre nuts with an obsession for obscure theatre crowded around a piano in their friend’s garage, Sound Ideas has grown from successful bar shows to several critically acclaimed, well-received full-scale shows. Last year they staged the regional premiere of oddball toilet-themed hit Broadway cult musical Urinetown, followed by an equally ambitious Christmas production of Stephen Sondheim’s dark spin on fairytales, Into The Woods. 2017 began with their biggest challenge to date, an immersive production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Ushers: The Front of House Musical is a welcome return to comedy for the group.