Horsecross Arts and Random Accomplice present
And The Beat Goes On by Stef Smith
‘A little darkness never did anyone any harm’
Peter and Lily have a secret. They love Sonny & Cher, their favourite celebrity couple of all time. With a string of hits in the 1960s and a successful American variety TV show in the 1970s, Sonny and Cher were mismatched, they were camp, they were good honest fun.
Decades later Peter and Lily are still listening to their records, still lip-syncing to their songs and practicing their comedy routines every evening. But beneath their obsession with sparkle and showmanship is a tragedy. And as dark truths start to pop their bubblegum act, it becomes clear not everything is quite as it seems…
A new play from Olivier Award-winning playwright, Stef Smith, And the Beat Goes On is performed by Random Accomplice artistic directors Julie Brown and Johnny McKnight, along with Julie Wilson Nimmo and is directed by Horsecross Arts’ associate director for theatre, Kenny Miller in a brand new creative partnership.
'A thought-provoking take of dispair' ★★★★ Daily Record
'Complicity and tragedy in Random Accomplice's new show' ★★★ The List
"Smith's script bristles with memorable lines, and is not without dark humour" The Herald
‘the storyline is solid, the acting is fantastic and the costumes are brilliant’ Broadway World
‘an intriguing and thoroughly satisfying work, an accomplished piece of writing, briskly directed and beautifully acted’ ★★★★1/2 The Public Reviews
Suitable for ages 14+ / contains some strong language