“The 48 Hour Musical project is this crazy thing where a bunch of writers, composers, performers, directors, designers and musicians all get together and give themselves just 48 solid hours to write, produce and perform a brand new musical. There’s no pre-planning of the show at all, other than to make sure there’s the pressure of an audience waiting at the end of it. So, within reason, pretty much anything could happen.”
They are looking for funding to make their idea happen. They’ve set up a kickstarter style sponsor page where you can read more about the project, and donate as little as £1 if you think that it’s something you’d like to support. As with all kickstarters, there are rewards in return for your donations. At the time of publishing this post, they are at just over 50% of their target. The money they receive will pay for the set, props, theatre hire, tech hire, costumes… and so forth. The event itself will be ticketed separately later in the year, and performed at the Mac.