Sam meets his mates Andy and Gary in the pub whilst separately Amanda meets her sister Trudy and old friend and fellow teacher Claire. Whist the men discuss Sam’s recent redundancy and plans to rent his flat out, the women encourage Amanda about her new flat and re-entry into he of teaching career. All six end up singing of how their lives had not fulfilled what they had once hoped for.
“Not What We Planned” is sung by Sarah Jones (as Amanda), Laura Brand (as Trudy), Alex Kirkham (as Andy), Catherine Willoughby (as Claire), Neil Brown (as Gary) and Darren Street (as Sam).
Lyrics & Melody: Martin Day Arrangement & Instrumentation: Rich Milner
Sorry. No performance video from this one. But there is a full cast ‘simulated’ soundtrack available over at the Sharp to the Flat site.
‘Sharp to the Flat’ is a new musical about Truth, Lies and Why – A young widow, trying to re-establish herself, is helped and tricked, in equal measure, by her new landlord. Whilst she is figuring out what the truth is, nobody sees that her young daughter is swallowing all the scraps that spill over. All the while their friends, colleagues and families would be helping, if they didn’t have agendas of their own.