The Marriage of Kim K
Returning after a critically-acclaimed UK tour in 2017, leo&hyde’s award-winning The Marriage of Kim K is a Gogglebox-inspired opera-musical which celebrates learning to love what you hate by fusing “high art” with “popular culture”.
Three pairs of lives unfolding on stage – reality star Kim Kardashian and her 72-day husband Kris Humphries, Mozart’s tempestuous Count and Countess Almaviva from the Marriage of Figaro, and a young couple fighting over which of these to watch on TV – turns into a genre-defying smorgasbord of slick electronic pop, classical opera, and contemporary musical theatre.
It's a familiar set-up: a young couple, in conversational musical theatre, are arguing about what to watch on TV: The Marriage of Figaro (in traditional classical opera) or Keeping up with the Kardashians (a slick electronic pop musical). The boundaries of reality increasingly blur as the character's lives fall apart...
Three squabbling couples, three genres of music, and the biggest problem of all: how to love what you think you hate?
The story of the show so far.
In Summer 2017, we toured our production The Marriage of Kim K, a 72-minute musical/opera about Kim Kardashian's infamous 72-day marriage, around the country.
With 44 performances across 6 cities in the UK, we received a 7 ★★★★★ reviews, two awards, plus widespread coverage across the UK, Europe and the USA. We returned in 2019, premiering at the Lowry before embarking on a UK tour to venues including the New Diorama (London) and Theatre by the Lake.
Scroll down to listen to songs from the show!
Check out our 2018 EP of the show below: