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Paint Your Wagon

Paint Your Wagon // reviews

“The Everyman rep has struck gold”
Liverpool ECHO

“An endearing revival”
The Stage

“Stacked high with invention and exuberance"
The Times

“Energy and enthusiasm in abundance”
Wirral Globe

“Well-delivered comedy”
Arts City Liverpool

“A rep company of all-rounders”
The Guardian

“Very entertaining”
Merseysider Magazine

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Paint Your Wagon // Director’s note by Gemma Bodinetz

Last year was our first year with a company and opened with a big musical - Fiddler on the Roof. We loved making this show and it seemed that audiences loved watching a musical done “the Everyman Company way”.

Therefore, looking for another musical that could be performed with minimal set, a cast of fourteen actors happy to double, swap genders and create an entire world, became my mission. Not every musical can or should be performed in this way but when reading Paint Your Wagon I became aware that just like Fiddler, this story revolved around a very particular society of ‘ordinary’ people in unusual circumstances. It had some great songs too and a lot of humour and heart.

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Rehearsal video

The Company spent an afternoon lifting their lanterns & learning the dreamy choreography for Wandrin’ Star...