CLEAN: THE MUSICAL
Clean: The Musical explores the lives of seven women living in the historic Roundhill (or Laundry Hill) area of Brighton through different eras. It highlights how much has and hasn’t changed from 1870 to today, and is a rousing celebration of women's resilience through difficult times.
Sisterhood is a common thread - from laundry to women’s hospital to modern female friendships. Other themes include suffrage, sexuality, abuse, bereavement, mental health and - topically - the smallpox outbreak in 1950, which has eery parallels with COVID seventy years later. In exploring these stories we see how universal and ‘modern’ these women’s experiences actually are.
Based on the winner of Best New Play at Brighton Fringe 2019, now with fourteen original songs.
Book & lyrics by Sam Chittenden; music by Simon Scardanelli.
A Different Theatre Production.