Musicals Meets... Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss | Podcast

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The songwriting duo behind mega-hit musical SIX talks to Editor Sarah Kirkup at the launch of their new show about what we can expect from Why Am I So Single? (A Big Fancy Musical)

For this Musicals Meets Podcast, Editor Sarah Kirkup meets Marlow and Moss, the talented writing duo behind global sensation SIX. Following in that musical’s footsteps was always going to be a challenge, but last summer they workshopped Why Am I So Single? at the Lilian Bayliss Theatre. Following two friends, who just happen to be writing a musical, as they enjoy a prosecco-fuelled evening, the two-act show was positively received by audiences. It was subsequently finessed and sculpted into the final version premiering in the West End this summer.  

At the press launch at Soho’s Boulevard Theatre on Valentine’s Day, Marlow and Moss – along with some special guests – performed a selection of songs from the show. They speak to Musicals magazine’s Editor about the writing process, the musical styles they have drawn upon, and how their friendship has remained very much intact. 

Why Am I So Single? opens at the Garrick Theatre 27 August and the run is currently scheduled to continue through to 13 February, 2025 

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The musical excerpts from Why Am I So Single? – ‘8 Dates’ and ‘Just In Case’ – were recorded at the launch event on 14 February at the Boulevard Theatre in Soho.

The opening and closing musical excerpts featured in this podcast are from the Overture to Gypsy (film version), taken from Jule Styne’s ‘Overtures Vol 2’, courtesy of JAY Records 

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