The website for Knights of the Rose leads with the quote “is this the most epic rock musical?” and bold as that is, well, the answer is most definitively no.
Lizzie proved to be considerably more interesting than I thought a rock musical would be, presented as something between a semi-staged musical and rock gig, it’s a striking thing indeed.
Rock musicals are always going to be in your face, loud, thrashing affairs – if done properly they should have a live band (this one is kept together and at fortissimo constantly by musical director Martin Bergmann Konge) and aim to shock and rock.
There was plenty to talk about for the post-show Q&A I hosted at LIZZIE, when I was joined on stage by the producers, the writers, director and the cast, with lots of input from a very enthusiastic audience. Why was Lizzie Borden acquitted when she seemed so clearly guilty?
For the post-show Q&A after the evening performance on Thursday 23 February 2017, I’ll be joined by the cast Eden Espinosa, Jodie Jacobs, Bleu Woodward and Bjorg Gamst.
Eden Espinosa, well known for playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, will replace fellow Broadway star Ciara Renée in the UK premiere of American rock musical LIZZIE. Renee has had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict. Following a run at Fredericia Teater, Denmark in January, LIZZIE runs at Greenwich Theatre from 22 February to 12 March 2017, with a press night on 24 February.
Broadway star Ciara Renée, Brits Jodie Jacobs and Bleu Woodward and Dane Bjørg Gamst will star in the UK premiere of American rock musical LIZZIE, which runs at London’s Greenwich Theatre next year following a run at Fredericia Teater, Denmark in January 2017. LIZZIE runs at Greenwich Theatre from 22 February to 12 March 2017, with a press night on 24 February.