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The Lost Disc - Soho Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE Lost Disc by Will Adamsdale, Ed Gaughan, Tom Parry and Chris Branch runs at Soho Theatre from October 8 to October 27, 2018.

Described as a riotous quest for the holy grail of recorded music, The Lost Disc is part gig, part play, part comedy show and showcases an alternative history of popular music.

The Lost Disc finds discredited NME journalist Stu Morecambe searching for a legendary lost recording of three of the 20th century’s finest forgotten musicians. But does it even exist? Perhaps it doesn’t matter if the stories he uncovers – spanning all of modern music – are this extraordinary and the music this good!

But as Stu delves deeper into the lives of 60s folk-rock dandy Roger Lefevre, forgotten Crooner royal Tony Noel and the impossibly durable country legend A.P Williams, a picture starts to emerge of a mysterious brotherhood running deep through the grooves of recorded music that amazes even a hack as jaded as Stu, a picture that threatens to rob him of his career, his relationship, even his sanity….

Full of original songs, conspiracy theories and pop legends, The Lost Disc is what happens when Searching for Sugar Man, Spinal Tap and Raiders of The Lost Ark meet BBC 6Music.

Tom Parry directs a cast that includes Victoria Elliott (Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out) and John Lightbody (Ghost Stories).

Music is directed by Chris Branch (Fringe First Winner for The Receipt), with songs by Will Adamsdale, Chris Branch and Ed Gaughan played live by Chris Branch, Ed Gaughan, Pascal Wyse and Marcus Penrose (three members of the mythical London snorkelling Team).

The Lost Disc is suitable for ages 16+.

Tickets: £11 – £19. To book, call 020 7478 0100 or visit sohotheatre.com/.

Time: 9.30pm.

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Also at Soho Theatre: NYT’s Victoria’s Knickers and Consensual (October 22 to November 10).