Pint of Wine’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist transfers from the Brockley Jack Studio to the traverse stage of the Charing Cross Theatre, keeping its original cast in tact.
How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.
Love London Love Culture offers her guide to five shows opening in London this month…
I can’t believe that Amour has posted early closing notices at Charing Cross Theatre. This beautiful production now must finish on Saturday 8 June 2019. So please watch and share this post-show Q&A video – and then book to see the show – ASAP!
Musically, Amour soars and Michel Legrand’s score is in good hands with the brilliant band and musical director Jordan Li-Smith.
Amour, a whimsical tale of a Parisian clerk who finds himself temporarily gifted with a superhuman ability to walk through walls, lends itself perfectly to London’s Off West End theatre scene.
Michel Legrand’s quirky but charming musical Amour makes a vivid impression in this UK professional premiere.
Amour is a sweet and bittersweet story which is delicately handled by director Hannah Chissick. The concept of is intriguing and mystical, and the style of the music is chocolate box sweet.
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best theatre openings in May.
Jeremy Sams spoke to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about working with Michel Legrand and bringing Amour to the stage.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 13 May 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the director and cast of the late Michel Legrand’s five-time Tony Award-nominated Amour. Got any questions?
AMOUR, the late Michel Legrand’s five-time Tony-nominated musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self-belief, runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 2 May to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 8 May. Full casting has been announced.
The UK professional premiere of five-time Tony-nominated musical Amour, with music by multi-award-winning composer Michel Legrand, will be presented by Danielle Tarento at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 2 May to 20 July 2019 (press night is 8 May).
Violet has plenty of sincerity and perceptive lyrics to make it endearing to watch, but the book ultimately lets it down and doesn’t allow the characters to quite shine as brightly as they could. Definite potential here – but in need of some work.
An ideal choice for an Off-West End season, Violet features an exceptional lead performance from Kaisa Hammarlund.
By the time director Shuntaro Fujita’s slick and sun-kissed production draws to a close, it’s impossible not to root for Violet’s happiness.
The way that the story of Violet is told elevates it to something really quite lovely, with huge emotional impact and a surprising timeliness.
Violet is heartfelt and hopeful, the songs are infectiously good with a mix of hillbilly, honky-tonk, gospel and traditional country, and the show features powerful performances from the entire ensemble.
Based on Doris Betts’ short story The Ugliest Pilgrim, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley, Violet follows a disfigured woman as she embarks on a Greyhound Bus journey from Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be healed by a famous television healer.
Violet is a warm, considerate musical with a lot to say about the past and some real faces of the future to look out for.