A new comedy with songs. Book, music and lyrics by Ben Hales
It is the morning after the Fall of Man. Adam and Eve awake in a part of Eden they don’t recognise. Where are they? What did they do last night? And what’s going on underneath Adam’s figleaf?
It is not until they meet the Archangel Oliver, their angelic ‘Transition Officer’, that they begin to understand the horrifying consequences of what they have done. Traumatised, Adam runs off to try and find Eden, leaving Eve to come to terms with the prospect of life alone on a brand new planet. It is the world’s first row.
With a starring role for Lucifer and support from a caribou and a talking tree, ‘Adam & Eve’ takes an irreverent look at the oldest story ever told, as Adam and Eve learn the true nature of life on Earth. But will they follow God’s plan, or will Lucifer lead them astray? Surely the fate of mankind is too important to leave to free will?
'Adam & Eve: The Musical' is being developed for stage production by writer/composer Ben Hales and director Matt Wilde. For more information please email us.
'Adam & Eve: The Musical' features thirteen original songs. Here's a selection to give you a flavour of the show...
A CAR CALLED EVOLUTION
A Beach Boys-style car song which opens the second half, and provides an alternative explanation as to how we all got here, much to the disgust of the Archangel Oliver...
Written by Ben Hales, sung by Alex Mugnaioni, Joey Hickman, Ben Hales, Laura Kirman, Josie Dunn and Kerry Frampton.
DON'T GO NEAR THE TREE
In which the officious Archangel Oliver reminds Adam and Eve of the exact nature of their offense by means of a song.
Written by Ben Hales, sung by Dan Tuite.
(THIS) MORNING HAS BROKEN (MY HEART)
Eve is alone in an unfriendly world. Will Adam ever come back?
Written by Ben Hales, sung by Laura Kirman.
The pivotal moment: Archangel Oliver and Lucifer have agreed to work together to reunite Adam and Eve. While they explain the benefits of forgiving Eve to Adam, Eve has an interesting conversation with a friendly tree, who teaches her what she really learned from the Tree of Knowledge.
Written by Ben Hales, sung by Kerry Frampton, Alex Mugnaioni and Dan Tuite.