Smart Casual: A New Musical by Sam Woof

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Project Lead:
Livi Van Warmelo 
Faculty of Music
Musical Director
Partner Organisations:
North Wall Arts Centre
About the show:

North Wall Arts Centre: 29-31 July 2021 

Above The Stag: 6-7 August 2021 

The Cockpit: 20-21 August 2021 

YouTube Premiere: Sunday 19th February, 5.00pm watch here


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Sex with friends and other tiny catastrophes. Told over 18 months, Smart Casual is a new musical following six inseparable friends as they fall in love, and fall apart. Sam Woof, Artistic Director of GOYA Theatre Company, says: ‘this is not a conventional piece of musical theatre. In a genre so often dominated by sequins and stilettos, farce and melodrama, this is a piece that sits far closer to home. It is a story that, though small in scale, finds resonance in its examination of universal themes like youth, class, friendship, sexuality and love.’ On the music, Sam comments: ‘the songs are an intrinsic part of the piece, moving the story forwards and allowing for glimpse of the inner workings of the characters and their psychologies’. GOYA Theatre Company took Smart Casual to Oxford and London last summer, enjoying a fully sold-out run to critical acclaim. We are now in an exciting new stage of re-developing Smart Casual for a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August! 

GOYA would like to acknowledge and thank TORCH and their Cultural Humanities Programme for their continued support for our work.  

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future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.