I've spent the last year of my life writing a musical in my spare time...well, coming up with endless pages of brainstorming and possible synopses at least. I just don't seem to be able to come up with anything that worth writing a script about nor of any plot sense. Basically, about a year ago I was talking to my friends about writing a musical having just come off of doing Anything goes (Something which I had been so thrilled to be a part of it pushed my desire to write a musical tenfold) and had also watched the Producers around the same time. I decided I wanted to write something that was certainly a laugh out loud riot, an original plot that would further evoke the comedy, and ever so slightly balanced with a love story that actually had an interesting message. All I knew at the time was that I wanted it to be about a Strike, and including a comedy salesman. Coming up with the plot at first seemed fine. I took six months to flesh something out, come up with solid characters, and begin a script. It was only then that I realised that while the lyrics were fine, the plot was very one-note, which bored me (and following that possibly an audience) and didn't really have anything to do with a strike. I also realised that I didn't really want to do a typical company musical but I was (and still am) desperate to write something revolving around a strike. I still have some golden ideas, but most of my stuff is absolute bleurgh. I have convinced myself that I can write it alone but it's blatantly not so. I need help. Does anyone have any seeds of ideas that could help me make an even remotely madcap musical about a Strike? My mind needs unplugging somehow... BTW, when I say musical comedy, think along the lines of Gilbert and Sullivan meets Sondhiem meets Mel Brooks feel.