Have you seen the great reviews for our Featured Show, Sherman Brothers tribute A Spoonful of Sherman? Stewart Nicholls’ production must finish its strictly limited season at renown cabaret venue Live at Zedel this Sunday 20 August 2017? A selection of some of our favourite review quotes – including from Mates Jonathan Baz and Caroline Hanks-Farmer – is gathered below…
Robert B Sherman and Richard M Sherman, aka The Sherman Brothers, are the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood, composing more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team. From the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds in Mary Poppins to The Jungle Book, The Aristocats the unforgettable Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which earned them their third of nine Oscar nominations, their songs have entertained the world for more than 60 years.
Third generation songwriter Robert J Sherman (Love Birds, Bumblescratch) narrates the story of his musical family. From his Grandfather Tin Pan Alley writer Al Sherman, who wrote popular songs for performers as varied as Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, and through to the current day with songs from his own fringe hit Love Birds.
Following two sold-out, critically acclaimed London runs in 2014 at the St James Theatre (now The Other Palace), A Spoonful of Sherman returns with two new cast members – Helena Blackman (Titanic, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) and Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Rent) – as well as musical director Christopher Hamilton on piano. The production is directed by Stewart Nicholls.