catatonic matt the musical
Catatonic Matt began development in the summer of 2013 when we were 17. It is an absurdist comedy centring around the life of a young man in a catatonic state whose friends are blissfully unaware of the fact. We completed the first draft, and began an ambitious staging of it in our local town. Upon completion of drama school in 2017, we began to restructure and rework the piece, and we completed a rehearsed reading with a full cast, ranging from drama school students to graduates. This helped us shape and develop the plot and turn the musical into more than just a bit of fun between two friends.
The story takes place in their local school which comes under threat from a group of extremist's attempting to steal the precious jewels of Princess Tatiana. Will Matt be able to save everyone?
In 2017 the show was developed and had a rehearsed reading with a cast of 14 performers.
They plan to take it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the near future after it has been developed further.