Liverpool-based writer and musician Asa Murphy has written a new, small-scale musical play set to premiere in the city next month.
New Generations covers the importance of love and support in family life and opens at the Hope Street Theatre on September 22-23, for three performances. The play started life at the Little LTF (Liverpool Theatre Festival of New Work) in 2022, the original title being Grandmother. The show has since been extended into a two-act production with new songs.
The play follows the story of a mother and daughter after the announcement of the daughter's pregnancy. Both have expectations about the new arrival's effect on the family – but not necessarily the same expectations.
The play stars Pauline Donovan, Clare Campbell and Nathan Murphy, and features songs throughout, with Asa Murphy on acoustic guitar.
Liverpool-born Asa has been a successful entertainer for 20 years, and has performed all over the world singing Big Band swing music and his own songs. He also has a popular BBC radio show, which has been on the air for a decade.
In 2019 he turned to writing stage musicals and has so far had three hit shows, Buddy Holly Lives, Mack The Knife and Irish Annie’s, as well as two children’s shows.
He said: “New Generations is really close to my heart, based on family experiences I have observed over the years. It’s also about the importance of support within the family."
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