Stop The Train's Rick Guard on the Magic of New Musicals at the Fringe

Stop The Train is a new musical from Rick Guard and Phil Rice following the story of commuters plunged into a dangerous situation - and forced to talk to each other. Broadway Baby’s Chris Quilietti spoke to co-composer Rick Guard about the workshopping process and why Edinburgh is such a brilliant place to bring a new musical.

You’ve got to put on the stage what you want to do, otherwise you’re doing it for other people

Find out more at stopthetrainmusical.com and follow the show on Twitter @sttmusical. Stop The Train runs at Paradise in Augustines this August. Full Edinburgh listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/stop-the-train-the-musical/715017

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