A NEW MUSICAL
Developed under Gateway Arts’ Collective-In-Residence Programme 2020
“The Monster in the Mirror Musical” is a comical but touching 90-minute original pop musical film that aims to empower the youths of today by addressing important and relevant issues like self-love and identity-building. An insecure teenage girl uses a magic mirror that extracts all her insecurities into a monster girl in order to win a boy’s affections, only to learn the true value of self-love and compassion.
Jane, a lonely insecure 16-year-old secondary school student, is constantly bullied in school and scolded at home by her overbearing mother. Worse still, she is continually tormented by the self-critical voices in her head.
That is, until she receives a magic mirror from a flamboyant fairy god deliveryman. The mirror splits her into two, separating all the things she hates about herself into a monstrous version of her. With newfound confidence, Jane is thrust into social media stardom and wins the affection of the school’s heart-throb.
However, Jane must now deal with her increasingly obsessive monster, who threatens to reveal all her darkest secrets. Can Jane confront her deepest guilt and self-contempt before the monster takes over? Or will she be able to learn how to forgive and love herself?