A New Brain is a show about making the most out of life in the face of tragedy. When a neurotic, frustrated composer is confronted with a terminal illness, he finds comfort in the healing power of art. This show is a wacky, hilarious, moving and honest portrayal of illness and the stories of friends and family who help us through it.
Based on the true life events of it’s composer William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee & Little Miss Sunshine) it has a book by James Lapine (Into The Woods & Falsettos). A New Brain has been a favourite among Musical Theatre fans ever since it’s premiere in the 90’s, mainly thanks to it’s signature songs ‘Heart and Music’ and ‘I’d Rather Be Sailing’.
Featuring a multi-talented cast of Suffolk’s finest performers, A New Brain promises to be an evening of theatre that will stick with audiences for a very long time!
21st – 26th October 2019
The Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich