OUT OF ORDER
A NEW MUSICAL BY GEE SPAZZO
DIRECTED BY PALOMA OAKENFOLD
Out Of Order is a new musical about life and love on the streets. It tells the story of a group of friends, whose lives revolve around drugs and the means of getting them; who have their own outlook and loyalty and who find their laughs where they can.
Co-defendants, Lily and Leo, return to the old gang after six months in prison. Their intention to change their ways is met by incomprehension and comes under immediate assault. It’s a world of prostitution and drug taking, and when Lucy, a young run away, comes into the band's orbit, she is sucked into their chaotic lifestyle. Lily and Leo struggle to find a way out.
The musical draws from the author's years working with rehabilitation of drug users in resettlement projects, community drug teams and in prisons; the affection as well as the frustration he felt for his clients. An incredibly important piece of work, not only because of the fascinating insight of the author, and his personal connection to the subject matter, but also because we feel a real responsibility to tell the story truthfully, to respect the people who inspired the story with their real lives.