What happens when you get 7 incredible singers and beatboxers together? Pure, unadulterated magic, that’s what! Gobsmacked! is the next generation a cappella show that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. The amazing cast of Gobsmacked! will take you on an aural adventure that promises to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. From doo-wop to drum and bass, no genre is off-limits in this incredible a cappella journey.
The cast of Gobsmacked! were chosen from more than 700 applications from all over the world. Representing countries as diverse as Brasil, Australia, the US and Britain the Gobsmacked! team bring all of their experience and voices together to create one unique and exciting show full of beautiful harmonies and incredible beats.
Though one of the oldest forms of music, a cappella singing has only recently broken through to mainstream popularity. Movies such as Pitch Perfect and Glee and groups like Pentatonix, Naturally 7 and The Magnets have catapulted a cappella from street corners to stadiums. The producers of Gobsmacked! have created a “STOMP for voices” show for the whole family that takes the audience on a journey through music. Gobsmacked! not only showcases modern a cappella at its best but also weaves an urban tale of love, loss and redemption.
The creative team behind Gobsmacked! represents the some of the most exciting a cappella and theatrical talent of the last few years. They have worked with artists such as Daft Punk, Britney Spears, Jose Carreras, Buena Vista Social Club and Soweto Gospel Choir and have produced and directed shows in venues such as the O2 Arena in London and The Sydney Opera House
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Meet Some Of The Creatives
Executive Producer and Creator
Nic has been at the forefront of global a cappella scene for the past 20 years as a performer, director, competition judge and producer. As a performer, he founded The Magnets and took the group from amateur student beginnings to the most one of the most successful a cappella groups in the world, securing a major record deal with EMI and releasing three albums. As a producer Nic has created and managed shows at festivals throughout Europe, Australia, and New Zealand including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Auckland Arts Festival, Perth International Festival, Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight Festival.
Alexandra Spencer-Jones is the Artistic Director of Action To The Word Theatre. For them she has directed the award-winning international A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and is currently developing their new show DRACULA, which she also adapted. Her new adaptation of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will premiere at this year's Latitude Festival. A writer, director and choreographer, Alexandra Spencer-Jones has also recently Associate Directed the Olivier nominated BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Musical Director and Co-Creator
Jack is a composer, arranger and musical director working across film, television and theatre. He works regularly as an orchestrator and composer on British and international feature films, and composes music for broadcast TV commercials. Described as ‘a superbly skilled vocal arranger and composer’ by Grammy-award winner Ben Bram (Pitch Perfect, Glee, Pentatonix), Jack has crafted musical arrangements for Gobsmacked! that use cutting edge beatbox and multi-track live looping techniques to smash all preconceptions of what live a cappella music sounds like.
Lighting and Set Design
Philip Has recently returnedfrom designing the set and lighting for Blanc de Blanc at the Sydney Opera House. Limbo is in its 3rd year of touring around the world. Currently touring the UK are The James Plays, Jackie the Musical, Hairspray and Laila the Musical. He is currently Lighting Cymbeline at the Royal Shakespeare Company and After Miss Julie which will tour the UK after a short run at The Theatre Royal Bath.