Billie's dad is a rock star. Everybody knows him; everybody who's old at least. They pile into his pub to hear him retell and relive the good times - the night he met the most beautiful girl in the world (her mum), the night he got signed, the first album launch... But over the years, he changes the details. There are many retellings, and he writes his own band's history as he goes. Billie can recite all the versions, but when her dad suddenly passes away, she finds herself having to choose which versions to share.
UMMTA's The Factory returns in 2018 with a brand new double bill of musical theatre. With book, music and lyrics by Lucy O'Brien, A Sharp Intake of Breath is a new energetic musical explosion of furphies and truths, family skeletons and pub stories, sing-along anthems and quiet ballads.
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language