I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER… – Jermyn Street Theatre

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★★★★
Jermyn Street Theatre, London – until 23 July 2016

This show premiered in the off-Broadway Public Theater, on 14 June 1978 and closed on 15 March 1981 after 1,165 performances. Directed by Word Baker, the musical written by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford originally starred Gretchen Cryer as Heather; Nancy Ford also appeared later in the run as Heather (as did Betty Buckley). As it closed on Broadway it then opened here for a short run in the West End.

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You can see that this revival has indeed been a long time coming, being hotly anticipated by many, including me. As you walk into the theatre space, it feels like you are right back in the seventies, the attention to detail for the set was superb as were the costumes. The cast are on stage talking amongst themselves and the ambience is relaxed and so we begin.

This is a story about a women who has turned thirty nine on that day. She is rehearsing and sound checking her new show, it’s opening night is that evening and her manager (Nicolas Colicos) has flown in to watch and give advice. Heather played magnificently by Landi Oshinowo has decided to take control over her life no longer content to be manipulated by the men within it, her new show demonstrates her new found inner strength. Oshinowo whom I recently saw in the UK tour of Barnum and who never fails to deliver an exquisite performance. Her vocals rich, smooth and immensely powerful I always enjoy.

Sharing her struggles to make a statement, evidencing the differences between man and women, are Rosanna Hyland and Kristen Gaetz.

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Having been a performer for many years, Caroline knows first hand how much the support of a good audience is valued, appreciated and needed. She is passionate about all performing art, but has a particular interest in new writing and Off-West End productions. Having reviewed for other publications, she set up her website, Carn’s Theatre Passion, to provide more exposure for these areas, as well as news, views, interviews and information on all stage-related matters.
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Having been a performer for many years, Caroline knows first hand how much the support of a good audience is valued, appreciated and needed. She is passionate about all performing art, but has a particular interest in new writing and Off-West End productions. Having reviewed for other publications, she set up her website, Carn’s Theatre Passion, to provide more exposure for these areas, as well as news, views, interviews and information on all stage-related matters.

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