Am having BIG FUN writing ‘RUMPY PUMPY!’ my first ever Musical and first ever stage play. Liasing with New Theatre Royal and all the fab people there to get a rehearsed Performance going in early April and have luckily (PHEW!) finished the First Act!
‘RUMPY PUMPY!’ is based on the true story of Hampshire WI Members, Jean Johnson and Shirley Landels (now sadly deceased) who have bravely been championing the cause of Working Girls in our Nations thousands and thousands of brothels and trying to get Government to licence the brothels, thus making things safe and comfortable for the women there. As Jean Johnson says ‘The WI should be about representing all women!’
I wrote ‘RUMPY PUMPY!’ as a film, but with my new relationship with New Theatre Royal and the Writer’s Hub there, have been developing it as a Musical, feeling strongly that this tale of empowering Brothel Workers – which is clearly a comedy drama and upbeat in its tone – lends itself to this form. First Act done – Second Act coming!