This musical differs to what we’ve come to expect; it’s not “Dusty Springfield – The Musical” but a story written by Warner Brown featuring Springfield’s catalogue of 60s hits.
I do feel anyone going to see Son of a Preacher Man because of Dusty Springfield could be a bit disappointed, but in saying that it was an entertaining and enjoyable evening and the audience seemed to appreciate it.
To celebrate the birthday of Dusty Springfield (born 16 April 1939) further casting has been announced today for Dusty, the new musical about her life which will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in June 2018.
I expected more in terms of Craig Revel Horwood’s choreography for Son of a Preacher Man, but that was made up by most of the cast members occasionally playing instruments on stage.
The present meets the past in Son of a Preacher Man, where 3 lonely hearts go in search of an old record store in Soho, which, during the 1960’s, the legendary Preacher Man was famed for giving out his words of wisdom, a cure to everyone’s ills. Our lonely-hearts are also in search of love.
Dusty Springfield fans will love Son of a Preacher Man as the 60s return with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood on both direction and choreographic duties. Just don’t hold your breath for a thrilling script because a good storyline is something that’s, unfortunately, lacking in this new jukebox musical.
Son of a Preacher Man today announces that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour.
Former X Factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Katy in Son of a Preacher Man, the new musical directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and based on the music of Dusty Springfield.
On this week’s bumper podcast, the London theatre bloggers discuss West End musicals Kinky Boots and Dusty, as well as Off-West End plays Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched, The Man Who Had All the Luck and And Then Come the Nightjars.
How many shows can you name that have their opening night more than a fortnight after their run was scheduled to end? Dusty is London’s own Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a fraught high-tech show that has attracted more headlines for its delays and backstage bust-ups than for anything happening onstage. Over the summer, a […]
With the turmoil of three months ‘in previews’ and gossipy leakage over cast changes and backstage bickering which might warrant a musical in itself, Dusty has become London’s Off-West End equivalent of Spider-Man. But not even industrial-strength bungees could save this turkey from an early Christmas.
Dusty is a show that has attracted a huge amount of challenging press during a troubled preview run that has lasted many months. So it is a brave (and largely new) cast that step up tonight to take their bows before the press.
I had ninety, non-stop magic moments at the Menier Chocolate Factory earlier this month at the opening of What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined.
Dusty, a multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, today announces an extension to its run at the Charing Cross Theatre with tickets now on sale to 21 November 2015. The revised press night will now take place on Monday 7 September 2015.