THE PRODIGALS, a musical written by Joe Harmston and Ray Goudie and directed by Joe Harmston is currently enjoying a run at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where it will play until Sat 14th Sept.
Tickets are available here: http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/the-prodigals-2013
Colonel Luke Gibson is proud to lead the Scottish regiment his family has served in for generations.The two sons he has brought up alone are now young men; while Captain Mike Gibson battles to destroy opium poppy fields in Afghanistan, his brother Kyle fuels his band’s gigs with heroin.
When Kyle hits rock bottom, can he return home to the community he has insulted and rejected? How will his brother respond to his needs? Will Colonel Gibson balance his love for two such different sons with his responsibilities to all the soldiers under his command?
From its explosive choreographic opening on patrol in Helmand Province, through the comic absurdities of Kyle’s drug-induced hallucinations, THE PRODIGALS drives this extraordinary tale on with stunning new music and dance and a script that challenges us to explore the toughest of emotional battlegrounds.
“The parables have endured with never diminishing meaning for centuries, because they are universal and touch on our everyday lives. Updating stories has been a potent mechanism in the theatre ever since Shakespeare. So I am fascinated by the possibilities of this new musical project. In the hands of my friend and colleague Joe Harmston, it is bound to be both dynamic and different.”
- Sir Trevor Nunn, CBE