Catch Me is a musical about five friends coming to terms with Dean’s recent and unexpected suicide. They gather on the eve of his funeral for support, but they all have different responses to Dean’s death. As they laugh, cry and reminisce, they wonder how well they knew their friend. One question occupies them, but can never fully be answered: why did Dean kill himself?
Catch Me is a dark comedy that’s bound to make you cry. Book, music and lyrics are written in collaboration with Christian Czornyj. The show is a good talking piece for mental health issues, in particular suicide in men under 45. The first act will show the response of Dean’s friends to his suicide. The second act shows Dean’s side of the story.
London’s Arts Theatre hosted a two-week fun for Catch Me from 21 November till 3 December 2016. In July 2017 Catch Me had a staged reading in Amsterdam. The show is currently undergoing re-writes. New demo-recordings are in the making. For more info, see the Catch Me website.
- Cast size: 6 pax, 2 females, 4 males, playing ages 28-45
- Running time: 90 minutes (excluding interval)
Staged reading Amsterdam, July 2017
Photos: Peggy de Haan