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NEWS: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond will play gay couple Jamie (once Amy) & Paul in reimagining of Company

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Jonathan Bailey will play Jamie (originally written as the female character, Amy) and Alex Gaumond will play his devoted fiancée Paul in Marianne Elliott’s new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company which opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018.

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Girl power? What do Death Takes a Holiday & Promises, Promises have in common?

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A few thoughts on musical productions I’ve seen recently, with my on-the-night tweet thoughts further below. Promises, Promises Less than a week left to see this rarely seen Broadway musical – the first London production, in fact, since its 1969 West End premiere. I have fond memories of the Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, which […]

PROMISES, PROMISES – Southwark Playhouse

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On the face of it, you could see why reviving Promises, Promises would be an appealing prospect – written by Neil Simon from a Billy Wilder film and featuring a score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. But digging even just a little deeper – a running time of nearly 3 hours and an antiquated set of gender politics made it a tough one to watch, and an even tougher one to excuse in today’s society.

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PROMISES, PROMISES – Southwark Playhouse

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On the face of it, you could see why reviving Promises, Promises would be an appealing prospect – written by Neil Simon from a Billy Wilder film and featuring a score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. But digging even just a little deeper – a running time of nearly 3 hours and an antiquated set of gender politics made it a tough one to watch, and an even tougher one to excuse in today’s society.

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises

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Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical PROMISES, PROMISES, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, which runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 13 January to 18 February 2017, with a press night on 17 January.

OF THEE I SING – Royal Festival Hall

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All credit to Elliot Davis, Senbla and the genius of casting director Anne Vosser too, for assembling such a platinum plated cast to perform the little known Of Thee I Sing. But whilst this one-night-only’s company was majestic, the show itself plumbs the crassest depths of jingoistic prejudice, sexism and febrile farce. Quite how it won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize (the first musical ever to do so) beggars belief.