THE GIRL WHO is a multi-path musical which places the audience in complete control of the story. Based on the iconic “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” series, it follows the journey of Anna, a young girl who is searching for her parents. Through games of chance and moments of choice, the audience determine Anna's decisions, her morals, her successes and her failures; not just affecting which path she takes, but how she does so. With 171 possible versions, every show is unique. Entire worlds, scenarios, characters and songs may be unlocked (or missed altogether) depending on the choices made, leaving the audience to question; "what if I'd chosen differently?"
THE GIRL WHO was commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014 as a new work for the MA Musical Theatre Programme to present as part of their Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Season. The first production was co-produced by RCS, Noisemaker and Theatre Bench.
Since it's Fringe run, THE GIRL WHO has had several reiterations. In July 2015, it played in upstate New York with Infinity Theatre, which saw the piece rescaled for a bigger ensemble of young people. The show was selected to play as part of "Musical Bites" at the Other Palace, London - a project designed to promote the future of British Musical Theatre. It also became the first international project to be selected for The PiTCH at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in the Finger Lakes, NY. The PiTCH provided a developmental platform for the work and, during this process, was picked up by Merry-Go-Round for production in early 2017.
The show was redeveloped for a smaller cast to tour throughout New York state as part of the Merry-Go-Round's 2017 Season. This production reached over 10,000 young people and their families, with 20% living below the poverty line.
THE GIRL WHO recently was developed with the American Musical Theatre Project in Chicago as part of a unique six-week residency Noisemaker held with Northwestern University. The had a number of public and industry presentations and is now in development for a future production in Chicago. Much more on this soon!
THE GIRL WHO is a one act, interactive musical that currently runs at 60 minutes. It works for a cast of between 5 and 20, depending on the scale of production. For any questions or enquiries regarding licensing please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you fancy a listen to THE GIRL WHO be sure to click here to hear a cast recording!
THE GIRL WHO PRESS
“The Girl Who YOU MUST GO SEE” although less subtle than the title is a very truthful statement.”
British Theatre Guide ★★★★
“a fast-paced, romping yarn. Roll the dice, take a chance, and see which show unfolds”
The Herald ★★★★
“It is fascinating that the cast, like the audience, have no idea where the story will go next. A great idea, brilliantly executed: don’t miss it!”
"Presented in the round with cast mingling with the audience, it’s almost like living in a fairy-tale for an hour that, no matter your age, you just can’t help but be captivated by...it leaves you wondering what it would be like if we had collectively made different choices. For that, this is one production to watch again and again.”
Broadway Baby ★★★★
"Just like all the best fairy tales (or circuses, for that matter) this show is a perfect blend of light and dark; a blend of joy and fear”
“A wonderful piece of innovative interactive theatre with delightful storytelling. The production grabs your attention and takes you on a joyous ride of imagination - whatever your age.”
“The Girl Who is at various turns insanely infectious fun, and at other times, filled with poignant moments of aching beauty.”
FringeReview (Highly Recommended)
“a bravely sad ending packs a real punch, casting a careless decision we make right at the start in a poignant light. We don't always know what's going to be momentous in life; there is a grown-up conclusion here to the show title’s unfinished sentence.”