Son of Ranbow
The Other Palace
Directed by Samuel Hodges
Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves
Music by Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler
Book by Richard Marsh
Lyrics by Miranda Cooper and Richard Marsh
Adapted from the film by Garth Jennings, Nick Goldsmith and Paramount Pictures
Workshop performances opened on the 24th of May 2018
Winter 1982. Two boys are about to form an unlikely friendship.
Will Proudfoot is a member of the Plymouth Brethren, forbidden from watching TV or films. Lee Carter is the wild child, school trouble-maker. When Lee blows Will’s mind with a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood, this unlikely pair collaborate on a homemade sequel.
Their movie changes the lives of all around them. Will’s recently-widowed mum, Sarah, begins to question her faith as family friend Joshua confesses his love for her. Lee’s brother Barry fights for the love of his girlfriend Tina, who must choose between Barry, university or the French exchange sexpot, Didier.
Based on the cult hit film, Son of Rambow is a heart-warming and hilarious story about two boys with a big video camera and even bigger ambitions. Set to an original 80s pop soundtrack from Miranda Cooper, one of the UK’s most successful pop writers, who has spent more years on the UK chart than any other female songwriter in history.