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Say My Name! The Unauthorised Breaking Bad Parody Musical comes to Theatre N16

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THEATRE N16 and Rob Gathercole are presenting Say My Name! The Unauthorised Breaking Bad Parody Musical at the Ashley Road venue from October 14 to November 2, 2018.

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 long, and it gets awfully serious. So, 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 six actor-musicians who will play, sing and rattle through all five seasons, and have you laughing all the way.

Rob Gathercole, who conceived the show and wrote the music and lyrics, was inspired to write it when he finished his second viewing of Breaking Bad, and realised that as yet no-one else had written a musical version. As he explained: “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!

Cast members are Matt Tweddle, Rebecca Levy, Olivia Warren, Scott Brooks, Edward Hole and Rob Gathercole.

The production is suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions, £10 previews – available online at lineupnow.com/event/say-my-name.

Theatre N16, 5 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ