a musical black comedy of lust, murder & a touch of writer's block
Two songs from BASED ON A TRUE STORY were performed in cabaret at Gigging For It at the Freedom bar, Soho on Sunday June 3, 2012. "A Nymphomaniac's Aria" was performed by Michelle LaFortune and "Perfect" was sung by Ziggie Sky Ward.
Based On A True Story received a workshop staging at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London on Sunday January 31, 2010 with the following cast & creative team:
JOHN BARR (Tom) SOPHIE BLOOM (Jane)
DAN BYRNE (DC Stanley/Brain) STEPHANIE CALLOW (Molly/Brain)
JONATHAN EIO (Will) CLAIRE-MARIE HALL (Rebecca)
LEANNE HOWELL (Brain) JODIE BETH MEYER (Tanya)
CATHRYN SHORT (Waitress) JONATHAN STERLING (Brad)
JOHN STIVEY (Fred/Brain) ADAM WALKER (DC Oliver/Brain)
Assistant Musical Director/Pianist: MARK STANFORD
Choreographer: KATIE FARRIER RAY
Stage Manager: MICHAEL CARTHY
Director/Musical Director: CHRISTOPHER J. ORTON
A workshop of Scene One of "Based On A True Story" was held at the Royal Academy of Music in February 2006.
Demo recordings of the whole of Scene One of "Based On A True Story" were recorded at AGM Productions studio on October 25th, 2007 with Christopher J. Orton as Will and Stephanie Benavente as Jane.