Simple pleasures at the Guildhall

Sing Something Simple
Sing Something Simple

The comedy show Sing Something Simple (the Greatest Hits Vol.2) will be performed at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on April 1-2.

This is the second tour of the show, the first having been a huge hit with rave reviews and hugely positive feedback from both critics and audiences.

Written and directed by Vanessa Brooks, Sing Something Simple is peformed by national touring theatre company Dark Horse.

A family comedy about singing up and standing out, the show tells the story of Spencer and Kit Parkin, who have grown up surrounded by the legendary success of granddad Gerry, a session singer with BBC Radio 2’s Cliff Adams Singers.

Spencer’s mum belts out 80s power ballads, his best friend Bonnie is a karaoke queen and his brother Kit is heading for pop stardom.

Spencer, the first Parkin in the history of Parkins unable to sing a note, is not.

But he’s not going to let that stop him. When Kit jacks it all in and joins the army and Spencer is left looking after their distraught mother, he decides to make things better the only way he knows how, by entering a singing competition.

Before he knows it, he’s standing at the Royal Albert Hall, clinging onto the inspiration of his late granddad Gerry Parkin, backing singer extraordinaire. This could be Spencer’s time to shine – couldn’t it?

Dark Horse is one of the UK’s leading theatre companies working with actors with learning disabilities, producing new and original national touring theatre productions for mainstream audiences.

Tickets to see Sing Something Simple are available by calling the box office on 01332 255800.