The song ‘Mr Brightside’ is still in the charts after 16 years. How did it end up like this?
Tim and Hannah come across a viral video of an Irish bar singing ‘Mr Brightside’ to their recently departed friend. Reading online comments they uncover a series of stories of incredible people who are all celebrated by those around them – all united by one song. Tim, Hannah and the audience conduct an investigation into the chart-busting phenomena, taking them from that small Irish bar to a karaoke booth in Nevada and back to an English Student’s Union bathroom.
By combining karaoke and fun audience interactions with on-stage explorations into how this song touched the world and became an anthem for millions, we celebrate the importance and strength of community and give our audience an unashamedly good night out in the process.