Think about it. Think what you could achieve without women in your life. If all the time you spent on them, you spent on yourself. Think how much money you could save. Think how much aggravation you could avoid.
Journeying over from the West Indies to England, Ferdy, Lennie, Dennis and Bernie are all eager to make successes of themselves and take full advantage of what they think The Big Life has to offer. So they pledge to abstain from women for three years. But Mary, Kathy, Zuleika and Sybil have other ideas. They know that man cannot live by bread alone! Will the men stick with their idea of The Big Life, or will Cupid have the final say?
The Big Life is a musical, a wonderfully upbeat story of unrequited love, and a great comedy all rolled into one. It was produced at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, April 2004.
Paul Sirett's theatrical works include Olivier nominated The Big Life (with Paul Joseph) at Theatre Royal Stratford East & West End, Rat Pack Confidential at Nottingham Playhouse/New Wolsey Ipswich/Bolton Octagon & West End, and Come Dancing (with Ray Davies) at Stratford East. Other works include: Bad Blood Blues; A Night in Tunisia; Worlds Apart; Crusade; Jamaica House (all Stratford East) and plays for Graeae, Soho Theatre, Polka Theatre, Yellow Earth Theatre; Live Theatre, Newcastle; Dukes Lancaster and the Edinburgh Fringe. Awards include: Best Off-West End Musical, Whatsonstage; Best Play, Pearson; Best Production, City Life; Best Writer & Best Play, New York International Radio Festival; and nominations for TMA, Evening Standard and Olivier awards. Paul has also worked extensively as a dramaturg including many productions at Soho Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.