Once Upon A Mattress is a lively and vibrant musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous Princess and the Pea.
From the wicked Queen who can’t let go of her stupidly innocent son, from the dumbstruck King to the spunky swamp Princess who swims the moat and swashbuckles her way into favour, this is a show for the young, and the young at heart.
Do you remember The Princess and the Pea from childhood? Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale kingdom has now come to musical life with Mark Giesser’s revival of Broadway classic Once Upon a Mattress at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
Rehearsals have flown by for fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress, the Broadway classic revived this month at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Take a peek at final preparations from the very tuneful sitzprobe with our sneak-peek videos.
Offie nominee Beth Burrows stars as Princess Winnifred in rarely seen, 1959 Broadway fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. It’s her fourth collaboration with director Mark Giesser, following Strike Up the Band, The Lady With a Dog and Sirens of the Silver Screen. What makes their collaboration so successful?
Full cast and creatives have been announced for Alces Productions’ new production of Mary Rodgers’ rarely seen, 1959 Broadway fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. Tickets are now on sale. Time to get booking!
After its Christmas success with 42nd Street, Upstairs at the Gatehouse continues its string of Broadway revivals in 2020 with a brand-new production of Mary Rodgers’ rarely seen fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress in March, starring Offies nominee Beth Burrows. Tickets are now on sale. Time to get booking!
Directed by Mark Giesser and the inspiration for the Peter Sellers’ comedy The Mouse That Roared – where a small European country is at war with the United States – Strike Up The Band is a lesser-known Gershwin musical with a satirical edge.
Occasionally bewildering and frequently ridiculous, Strike Up The Band is nevertheless always great fun.
It’s opening night at London’s highest theatre – Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse – where the original 1927 version of Gershwin musical Strike Up The Band is now receiving a rare production til 31 March 2019. Check out our first-look gallery of production photography – and then get booking!
More than ninety years after it was first seen, the original version of Gershwin musical Strike Up The Band gets its London debut next week at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes with our rehearsal photograph and this great feature with director Mark Giesser. Time to get booking!
Casting has been announced for director Mark Giesser’s production of George and Ira Gershwin’s madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band which runs at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 6 to 31 March 2019 (press night is 8 March).
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 12 November 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writers behind new F Scott Fitzgerald-inspired musical Looking for Gatsby. Got any questions?
If you had to choose just three Hollywood legends to build a theatre show around, who would you choose? For Sirens of the Silver Screen, Beth Burrows selected Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. At last week’s post-show discussion hosted by MyTheatreMates’ Terri Paddock at the Tabard Theatre, she explained why she did, how much fun she had researching each and to which she feels most connected.
Following a successful run last November at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Beth Burrows’ one-woman cabaret Sirens of the Silver Screen has transferred to west London’s Tabard Theatre, where it continues until 14 July only. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Beth Burrows is certainly one to watch for the future, and this fascinating, entertaining show deserves to get bigger audiences.
Got your tickets yet for the return of Beth Burrows’ “exceptional” one-woman cabaret Sirens of the Silver Screen? Watch this fantastic video trailer from the show’s London premiere last year – with Burrows bringing to life the songs and stories of Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe – and then get booking!
Of all the Hollywood Golden Age legends, Beth Burrows chose Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe to celebrate in her acclaimed one-woman cabaret Sirens of the Silver Screen. In our latest in our Featured Show series, she explains what she’s found most inspiring and surprising about each – and shares her favourite signature songs for all three.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 5 July 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick to talk to Beth Burrows about playing Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe in her hit one-woman cabaret Sirens of the Silver Screen. Got any questions?
Sirens of the Silver Screen celebrates the lives and songs of Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Created and performed by Beth Burrows, it returns this summer for three weeks at London’s Tabard Theatre. In the latest in our Featured Show series, Beth tells us more about the show’s inspiration and journey to date – including how she once had to be rescued by an audience member!
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