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  • Up on the Roof is a poignant and affectionate musical comedy by Simon Moore and Jane Prowse, turned into a film starring Adrian Lester in 1997.

    "It is 1975 and five students at Hull University are up on the roof of their student digs for the last meeting of The Roof Club' - their a capella singing group who perform doo-wop covers of Motown and soul classics.

    In between the songs they reveal their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the lives they are about to embark upon. The next ten years sees how their individual journeys, successes and failures, are reflected in the changing relationships within this tight knit group of friends.

    Whatever the tensions within the group, they disappear whenever they sing - and they always sing, any time, any place, anywhere, from Band of Gold to What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and Never Can Say Goodbye to Lean On Me and of course their signature tune Up On the Roof."


Up on the Roof
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