I’ve received requests to post this in text form, so here it goes:
Back in early January Kim asks, “Do you want to write a children’s musical for the Fringe this year?”
I respond: “The Fringe? The deadline’s in, what, a month?”
“That’s okay, it’s a Children’s Musical. It doesn’t need to have quality or anything.”
Since we both have a love for Grecco-Roman culture, decided to do an adaptation of a Greek Myth. We parted ways and each came up with possible ideas.
But what to adapt? Hercules would come off as strange, and it’s been done. Medusa teaches a strange lesson. Most stories about the Greek Gods were too short, or too harsh. The Aeneid, Odyssey and everything Trojan was just too bloody.
Finally, I came back to Kim and responded, “We should adapt Oedipus.”
“We should adapt Oedipus as our children’s musical.”
“But… you can’t do Oedipus for Kids!”
And so it was born.