Friday, 14 August 2009

Another Idea I will Never Finish - Example 1.

I get ideas all the time for scripts, TV shows, Adverts, other Musical Projects, Sculptures etc etc. And the vast majority of them I never see through to completion, as one can only spread one's time so thin.

Anyway, It's pointless me holding on to these ideas if I'm not going to use them, so instead I think I'll post them up on here for your amusement. Here's an idea I came up with yesterday on the tube.


The sensational new musical featuring the music of ABBA!
Viewer discretion advised, stage show contains blood and dismemberment

Brief Synopsis/Plot Outline:

Set in 1972 in a once busy, but now failing abattoir in Sweden. The slaughterhouse is run by our 4 main characters Frida, Björn, Benny and Agnetha. 2 sexy Swedish couples trying to make their love of meat into a career. However, hard times have fallen on Sweden, and people just cant afford high quality butchered meats.

During the course of this struggle to make ends meet, A jealous health inspector by the name of Fernando Heels falls in love with Agnetha. His unrequited obsession causes him to threaten to close the abattoir if he cannot have her for his own. Rather than prostitute herself in this way, she takes her trusty meat clever and takes Fernando's life. She tells Frida, Björn & Benny and they help her dispose of the body.

A slew of detectives begin to investigate the disappearance, and many must be killed by our heroes to protect the business and it's dark secrets. Over the course of time, each of our protagonists develop a bloodlust to kill and consume humans (which inevitably leads to their downfall). The final scene sees them standing in a circle and simultaneously striking off each others heads with a synchronised cleaver strike.

All of this is set to the astonishing hits of the much loved pop group ABBA. Some of the highlights include: "Knowing Meat, Knowing You", "Head Over Heels" & "Thank You For The Bodyparts". A full list of the songs included is below.

  • Money, Money, Money
  • Knowing Meat, Knowing You
  • Ring Ring
  • Fernando
  • Under Attack
  • S.O.S.
  • Head Over Heels
  • Take a Chance on Me
  • Slicing Queen
  • Does Your Mother Know
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  • Super Trouper
  • Thank You For The Bodyparts


Patrick C said...

The only problem I can forsee with the production is the difficulty in the final scene. Having the actors really look like they are chopping one another's heads off.

Perhaps an alternative ending would be that they get a pop career and the mystery is never solved?

letitia said...

sounds a bit alan partridge to me, Patrick.

Patrick C said...

What's wrong with Partridge???