When it came to the stage in 2005 the world certainly was NOT ready for Jerry Springer The Opera.
In a world before the Kardashians, the Book of Mormon and Donald Trump as president, it was a much more innocent time – an innocence that was quickly destroyed by two British comedians and an infamous US talk show.
Richard Thomas and Steward Lee managed to create a musical that includes all-singing Ku Klux Klan members, strippers and the ultimate battle between good and evil and guess what – people went absolutely bonkers over it.
Christian groups, MP’s, the Salvation Army and even the BNP all lost their shit over it – leading to it getting banned in loads of places and turning the lives of the writers and cast pretty much into a living hell.
Well, screw all of that now – it’s 2019 – we can handle all of that shit. Easy peasy. As a result, Hope Mill will be hosting this production from Northern Ricochet from Friday 9th August and it looks set to be as raucous and fresh as the original.
Jerry Springer – The Opera
Venue: Hope Mill Theatre
Date: From Friday 9th August
Time: 7.30pm (2.30pm matinees on Saturday)