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THE RHYTHMICS is a new British musical comedy exploring the crisis of masculinity through the conceit of ‘Manchester’s Premier Male Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance Ensemble’. Think Full Monty crossed with Cool Runnings (plus twirly ribbons). 

Book: Poppy Burton-Morgan
Music: Ben Glasstone
Lyrics: Poppy Burton-Morgan/Ben Glasstone
THE RHYTHMICS  will premiere at
Southwark Playhouse 2nd December to 8th January 2021

Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Metta Theatre
"This wonderful musical...a beautifully complex interplay between music and lyrics"
The Stage  (on Cells)

Listen here to the cast album on Spotify 


CELLS. A university science lab. A kebab shop at 2am. An online gaming forum. Two strangers’ lives become unexpectedly intertwined. Alan Bennett meets The Streets in this tender and uplifting new musical film, giving voice to the lives of two everyday blokes in search of connection...


Words and direction: Poppy Burton-Morgan

Music: Ben Glasstone

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