Dave Malloy's vivid new musical inspired by composer, Rachmaninoff's experience in hypnotherapy.
When the premiere of Sergei Rachmaninoff's first symphony doesn't quite go to plan, he experiences a downward mental health spiral and severe writer's block. With the help of hypnotherapy, he starts to heal from his depression and develop the confidence to return to composing. Written by boundary-pushing Tony Award nominated composer, Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Ghost Quartet)
...both beautiful and brilliant. The show won't be to everyone's taste - but for those that tune into its eerie sense of wonder and the depressive impulses that create it, it's a true revelation.
A couple of false endings diminish the show’s potency, but otherwise the piece is a strange marvel. It’s less a musical and more a disruption – and thrillingly unlike anything else musical theatre has seen.'