Smoke - New Musical
‘Where Are You Going to?’
'Smoke' a new musical written by Darren Rapier, with music by Sam Hall was chosen to be part of the From Page to Stage workshop and showcase at the Southwark Playhouse in September 2018.
'Although set in 1860s London, Smoke deals with contemporary issues about development and ‘progress’, asking the question ‘Where Are You [We] Going to?’
Mrs Mill and her family’s life is turned upside-down, when the railway company arrives telling her she will have to sell her house to aid the ‘Improvements’ happening in Southwark, where vast working-class areas are being demolished. Her daughter Eleanor decides to stand up to the developers, as the family struggle to hold on to their way of life, against the relentless building and destruction around them.'