Got your tickets yet for the world premiere of 1970s Brighton-set The Gift of the Gab, opening this month at London’s White Bear Theatre? We catch up with screenwriter turned playwright Simon David Eden, who also directs, about his own memories of the decade that fashion forgot, how he got the theatre bug and what’s next in his Brighton trilogy. Have a read – and then get booking!
Olivier Award-winning cabaret artist Christopher Green is performing as his latest stage creation, Music Hall Monster: The Insatiable Fred Barnes, at Wilton’s Music Hall now. Have you seen some of his other incredible, and incredibly different, character creations? Watch him perform as Fred, Tina C, Ida Barr and Regina’s son Rex.
Got your tickets yet for 3Women? The debut play by the award-winning comedian and writer Katy Brand premieres at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 from 15 May. You’ll get a brilliant feel for the three generations of the complex women of the title – played by Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen and Maisie Richardson-Sellers – from the show’s new trailer. Plus the cast, also including Ollie Greenall, tells us more about their characters.
Christopher Green’s new stage show Music Hall Monster, about doomed singer Fred Barnes, premieres tonight (2 May 2018) at Wilton’s Music Hall. Earlier this year, Green teamed up with entertainment legend Roy Hudd for a BBC Radio Four drama about Barnes. Watch Green and Hudd perform one of Barnes’ songs and see reactions to the radio broadcast below – and then get booking!
Nearly a century since his heyday, music hall legend Fred Barnes takes to the stage again at one of the capital’s best-known variety addresses, Wilton’s Music Hall, in Olivier Award winner Christopher Green’s new show Music Hall Monster. Who was the man himself? Why did his life and career end so sadly? Why is he largely forgotten?