Feargus The Musical is set in the current day and follows the story of four newly-arrived students in Nottingham whose lives and romantic adventures become entangled with the story of the 19th century Nottingham Celebrity Feargus O’Connor. It is entirely original, with 17 new songs, several Nottingham-themed.
It is based on the story of Feargus O’Connor, leader of the first working class political movement in this country - the Chartists - who became an M.P. for Nottingham in 1847. His statue is in The Arboretum, Nottingham, but very few people in the city have heard about him, and fewer still know anything of his history.
The production is a community project. Writer Brian Lund is a publisher in Keyworth and part time musician/writer, Director is Ros Jones, who has worked as a professional theatrical director for many years and has wide experience of musicals. Keyworth School of Theatre Dance is choreographing the dance component of the production, which will also feature a live band. Keyworth Dramatic Society is providing backstage support as well as a couple of actors.
Any profits from the enterprise will go to local charities Macmillan Cancer Care (Rushcliffe) and Friends of Kadzinuni, a Keyworth-based charity which raises money for projects in a Kenyan village.
Tickets: £10 adults, £8 students. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 or 3 children) £30. Available in advance from Flowers on Main Street in Keyworth or contact Brian on 01159374079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org