Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie.
A Damsel in Distress is a new(ish) musical confection that feels like it’s been around for years. Based on the P.G. Wodehouse story and drawing upon the Gershwin brothers’ songs that were composed for the similarly inspired 1937 movie, Jeremy Sams and Robert Hudson breathe life into a collection of classic concepts.
In recent years Chichester Festival Theatre has had a knack of creating hit after hit from fresh takes on classic musicals. I suppose it was inevitable then that they would eventually come to launching a brand new show and with A Damsel In Distress they have. Well, kind of. This is a new show made from well-loved old parts that have been lovingly tidied and stitched together. Theatrical upcycling if you will…
When the ‘best’ part of the evening is seeing how, after twelve migraine-inducing years of We Will Rock You, the Nederlander organisation has spruced up the Dominion so this 2000-seater now feels like a Broadway theatre, you may guess the show itself isn’t that compelling. A re-staging of Plymouth’s 2008 version of White Christmas (which was […]
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I couldn’t go with my gang of friends to The Drowsy Chaperone on the Whatsonstage.com outing last week, so had to catch up yesterday. Everyone I know who saw it on Broadway raved about it, and the London crew were no less enthusiastic. Well, on Thursday either it had an off night, or I did. […]
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