Coming to Theatre N16 in Autumn 2018, this unauthorised parody musical of the smash American hit TV show Breaking Bad condenses the 62 hour, 5 season smash hit and award winning story in the 10th anniversary year of the show.
When milquetoast chemistry teacher/car wash attendant Walter finds out that he has incurable lung cancer, he turns to cooking crystal meth in order to provide for his family and pay his medical bills. A brilliant concept – but Breaking Bad is pretty bloody long, and it gets awfully serious. Well, Say My Name! – The Unauthorised ‘Breaking Bad’ Parody Musical condenses the story of everyone’s favourite 62 hour bingefest into a 90 minute musical comedy. The show is performed by a cast of 6 actor-musicians who will play, sing and rattle through all 5 seasons, and have you laughing all the way.
Rob Gathercole, who conceived the show and wrote the music and lyrics, was inspired to write the show when he finished his second viewing of Breaking Bad, and realised that no-one else had written a musical version yet. “I’m such a massive fan of the show, and can think of no better way to pay tribute to it than by shamelessly ripping it off and adding loads of jokes and songs.”
The company is mostly comprised of graduates from Rose Bruford College’s unique ‘Actor Musicianship’ course. Between them all, they play guitar, bass, drums, piano, violin, flute, saxophone, trumpet and the keytar among others, all of which you can expect to see in the show! The original score is an eclectic mix of many different styles, including country, rock, rap, latin, swing and everything in between!