Showtime is drawing near for our sell out show, Gipton the Musical, which will be performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 18th July. Boff Whalley, its Musical Director, tells us how the show came together.
Over a year, it’s been, since Emma T at Space 2 came up with idea of asking me to write a musical for and with the residents of the Gipton estate. Back then I’d only ever been through Gipton because I’d be out running and exploring and getting lost in its higgledy-piggledy-shaped Crescents and Closes – I used to live just over the border in Harehills and there was always a sense that I was jogging through enemy territory. But that was a lifetime before I started with this musical. Read More