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How Soon is Now?

A new indie musical by Siân Owen

“You open the door into this club. And the noise and the smell and the heat hit you. It smothers you. Jumps all over you. Gets right in. All that new and adventure and mischief.”

New Year’s Eve, 1997. Manchester. In Déjà Vus’, Spin Jim is on the decks and ready to take you into the new year. The whole place is electric.

Three girls are on the dancefloor. Polly and Angie are ready for a big night. Jean is lost and alone. The future awaits. New Labour, New Year, new horizons. After decades of grey, this is their time. But as midnight beckons, and darkness falls, will they find their light?

Set to a live soundtrack of indie classics, How Soon is Now? is a new musical about mates, music and magic – finding your place and finding yourself.

There’s a club. What you like to go?

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“A hymn for women everywhere... A warm cwtch of a play that had me wiping away tears of laughter and pride.”
★★★★★ British Theatre (on How To Be Brave)
“At times tragic, at others uplifting and insightful, and at all times thoroughly entertaining, How To Be Brave is a story about what makes us human and the times in life that really test how brave we are.”
★★★★★ Buzz Mag Wales (on How To Be Brave)
“Siân Owen has produced an engaging, fierce and, yes, brave play that puts women and working-class voices front and centre, and she has done it with a funny narrative that theatrically is a joy to watch.... Owen saves her real bravery for where it counts, and where you find it most: women. How To Be Brave is filled with fierce female voices... A funny, intelligent, honest piece of theatrical storytelling.”
Wales Arts Review (on How To Be Brave)
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Creative Team:


Director: Adam Quayle Designer: Katie Scott
Associate Producer: Max Emmerson

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