They're Playing Our Song

They're Playin' Our Song, by Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager was Nathan's very first job after leaving college. The show was produced at the Royal Theatre in Northampton in November 1995, and ran for four weeks.

Nathan was thrilled to be a part of the Autumn/Winter Season at the Northampton Rep, partly because it meant that his professional acting career was truly off the ground, but also because repertory theatre contracts were already a rare thing indeed by that time, and there can be no better way to learn the foundations of what it takes to be a working actor than the rigours of working in rep.

Mainly a two-hander play (With a book by New York Playwright Neil Simon), the show starred Julian Sims as songwriter Vernon, and Stephanie Putson as his argumentative lyricist turned lover, Sonia.

The two characters' tempestuous relationship is played out against a backdrop of sparkling, witty dialogue, and a liberal dose of great songs.

The show also featured Simon Joslin, Sallyann Barber, Fiona Dunn and Nathan as the "Alter Egos," or consciences of the two main characters. (Basically, that's a glorified term for Backing Singers/Dancers to flesh out a two person show!). Nathan also took the role of Phil, the offstage voice of the recording engineer.

Set in the seventies, the show required a variety of dodgy flared trousers and platform boots, along with a royal helping of hay-wire hair!


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