MUSICALS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE TIME FOR MUSICALS
Posted on Jun 23 2010 by Greg
BBC Radio is running a comedy called 15 Minute Musical
, actual full-scale musical satires with original music and lyrics. It was made a few years ago, so the targets are dated but the humor and scale still hold up.
This week, "Brothers in Arms"
tells the peppy rock opera story of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's rise to power in the British government, in a medieval style.
There are six episodes in this series. Next up, it's "Jeffrey! The Musical," about convicted criminal Jeffrey Archer. I don't even get all the references because I have a hard enough time with American politics, but this is fun stuff.