P A T T I E    S H O P   D I A R I E S

Mama's Home

ADASSA 

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Elisabeth Troy

PATTIE SHOP DIARIES promo

Filmed by Rasconrad & Edited by biggerthanME

 

NOTE: The performers in this trailer, and any additional photos, are representing the show's characters, and are not meant to be the completed cast for Pattie-shop diaries.

Themes

. Deferred dreams

. Intergenerational family dynamics

. Female empowerment

. Sexual identity

. Mixed-heritage relationships

. Knife crime & bullying

. Social-media gossip

. Sickle-cell awareness

. Cultural appropriation and urban gentrification

. Addiction

. Grief and loss

Target age -

 

13+

Target audience

. Established U.K. theatre goers

. International theatre goers

. Black British/Afro Caribbean community

. Miscellaneous ethnic minorities

. L.G.B.T. community

. Urban youth

Selected Songs from Pattie-shop diaries

NOTE: These demos are for lyrical, melodic and arrangement reference only, and do not represent the full and final production and/or performance for each song.

With Book, Lyrics, and Music by Mike Scott-Harding, Pattie-shop diaries is that rare beast:

a contemporary urban musical told from a Black British perspective; relevant to both a fresh theatre-going demographic, and to those more familiar with musical theatre.

 

Pattie-shop diaries tells the story of an Afro-Caribbean / British family living above, and running, a food outlet in Brixton, South London, in 2012.

 

Heading the story is the matriarch Adassa; a woman who has put her own hopes and dreams on hold to run a Caribbean food establishment alongside her older brother, Seymour – all while raising her teenage twins, Lillian and Marcus.

Events are thrown into chaos when an unexpected debt threatens the shop’s existence, when the twins’ estranged father– and Adassa’s ex – (Zephaniah) returns after 6 years away, and when Marcus is forcibly removed from ‘the gay closet’ by some not-so-careless whispers…and a diary.

 

Presenting a multi-ethnic cast and creative team, Pattie-shop diaries aims to reflect contemporary urban diversity, and multiculturalism.

The piece’s 9 actors and minimum of five musicians (some of whom will be integrated into some acting scenes), recreate this sense of community.

 

Using original music in Soul, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Soca, and Pop styles, Pattie-shop diaries deals with complex societal issues such as ‘urban realignment’ (otherwise known as gentrification), cultural appropriation, knife-crime, mixed-heritage relationships, homophobia, television talent shows, and social-media, as well as more familiar themes such as social and sexual identity, and the danger of dreams deferred.

It also deals with sickle cell; an illness affecting the black community, for which there needs to be more awareness.

It deals with all these topics with style, humour, rhythm, and – if one fancies a good quality take-away – some truly memorable tunes.

 

                       Pattie-shop diaries – come and savour the flavour.

 

 

Dear Diary

ADASSA + LILLIAN

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Katie Lye &

Reniece Thomas

Peas In A Pod

SEYMOUR + ADASSA 

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Paul Hazel &

Noreen Stewart

For A While

SEYMOUR + JOHN

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Paul Hazel + Richard Taylor Woods

Gyal Fi Chat

PATIENCE

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Angela Marie Hurst

Colour Me Black

MARCUS

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Luke Wilson

Southside Ride

JACK + MARCUS

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Luke Wilson + Kyle Treslove

Get It (feel good)

SEYMOUR

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Paul Hazel + Katie Lye

Soul Food (pattie police)

ADASSA + CAST

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Katie Lye, Reniece Thomas, Paul Hazel, and Angela Marie Hurst

Lessons I've Learned

ADASSA + LILLIAN

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Katie Lye + Reniece Thomas

Whole shaped man

MARCUS + LILLIAN

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Curtis Lee Scott and Reniece Thomas

Father And Son

ZEPHANIAH + MARCUS

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Michael Stewart & Luke Wilson

(a woman's) RAGE

ADASSA + ZEPH's WIFE

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Katie Lye + MASH

Guitars by Kevin Keating

When The Levee Breaks

ADASSA

Written / produced

by Mike Scott-Harding

Sung by Yasmine Challenger

Selected gallery from Pattie-shop diaries

NOTE: The performers represent the characters, but are not the selected cast.

Thanks to all those who have helped and contributed to the Pattie-shop diaries journey thus far, including: 

Iain Vince Gatt, Cheryl Martin, Anthea Lewis, Matt Newtion, Sherinne Anderson, Nataylia Roni, Sia Kpakiwa, Hamilton Sargent, Robert Finlayson, Dan Edwards, Charlie Ballard, Seby Ntege, Peter Bennie, Jonathan Cooper, Steve Gilbertson, Calum Callaghan, Kelechi Nwankwu, Mez, Noreen Stewart, Scarlette Douglas, Onur Orkut, Kevin Michael Reed, Harry Style, Coral Messam, Michael Stewart, Paul Hazel, Consuella Rolle, Seyi Omooba, Amarra Smith, Siam Hurlock, Luke Wilson, Ash Samuels, Steve Oliver, Shyko, Kevin Simpson, Morgan Simpson, Kevin Keating, Hugh Wooldridge, Paul Taylor-Mills, MMD, MTN, BEAM18, Albany Theatre, The Other Palace Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratfor East, Arts Council England, and Gerrard Martin.

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