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GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY

24 Nov 2014

John Mellencamp, Stephen King, and T Bone Burnett's Southern-Gothic supernatural musical

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Stephen King makes his debut as a playwright, delivering everything one could ask for. Indeed, Ghost Brothers impresses as a paranormal morality tale on the surface, but at its core it spins a story in the vein of Cain and Abel - or, for one dysfunctional family living in the backwoods of Mississippi, as recent as a mysterious tragedy from 40 years ago.

The superb blues 'n' roots music of the play reflects the wide range of styles and influences suited to a work that spans the decades. Mellencamp's unusual score uses its melodies to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters.

The show premiered in Atlanta in 2012 and embarked on a us tour the following year. A soundtrack album of the score was also released, featuring the likes of Elvis Costello and Neko Case. For this 2014 tour, the show has been reconceived as a theatrical concert, with much of the costumes and lighting staging of the original musical being stripped away to draw more focus to Mellencamp's songs.

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 24 November 2014

Booking through until: 24 November 2014

Audience

Suitable for ages 13+ Mature content

Run time

tbc

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1 reviews, average rating: (1.0 Stars)

An SK Fan: “Some Of The Music Was Good But The Story Is Very Weak”

I honestly found myself falling asleep. The singing is mediocre at best, w... more

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