Producer Theo has assembled a crack transatlantic team to launch the new musical Whatever Happened to Tomorrow? Liz, a successful British novelist, has written the book, her compatriot Mike the lyrics, legendary Broadway composer Bebe Kaiser has created the score and the staging rests in the capable hands of hit US director Stacey. What could possibly go wrong?
Quite a bit, it turns out, as egos clash, tempers fray and artistic ideals vie with financial reality.
Rosenthal’s delightful play really proves is that musicals operate in a special
way; in conjuring up a world of fantasy, they leave their creators trapped in
their own private bubble of preposterous self-delusion - Michael
SMASH! was first performed at Cambridge Arts
Centre in 1981 starring Maureen Lipman and Nigel Hawthorne. It was revived at
the Menier Chocolate Factory in March 2011 with Natalie Walter and Tom Conti.