Musical Be More Chill is set to return, this time at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30 June to 5 September 2021. The limited 10-week run follows the show’s success on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at London’s The Other Palace until it was forced to close in March last year due to the pandemic.
Following on from a highly successful YouTube series, this special Soft Sessions concert brings together Grace Mouat, Courtney Stapleton, Jake Halsey-Jones, Martha Kirby, Eloise Davies and Danielle Fiamanya, each putting their own personal spin on songs from popular artists that they personally love, from Beyonce to Luther Vandross.
The idea behind YouTube’s series of Soft Sessions, launched last year, is “it’s time to ask the artist what art they want to create”. All six of the performers in this concert have explored their musical roots in the short videos produced over the last few months.
Song cycle Now or Never brims with positivity and hope even when it seems disaster is imminent.
Ancient Myth clashes with modern Myth in a powerful rock musical about fame and mental health.
Without pieces of art like Wait For Me – and this mixes music, theatre, ballet, cinema, storytelling and production – the world would be a far lonelier place.
Clearly something in Be More Chill has touched a chord with today’s youth, but catchy songs written by committee to hit the teen feelz doesn’t make up for a weak book and problematic politics.
The producers of the UK premiere of Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill which premiered last week have announced a six-week extension to 14 June 2020, making it the longest running musical at London’s The Other Palace.
Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor’s Mythic may have a rather unassuming demeanour by comparison, but it proves to be something of a gently Olympian success from director/choreographer Sarah O’Gleby.
Final casting for Myth: the Rise and Fall of Orpheus, directed by Arlene Phillips and playing at The Other Palace from 10 March, includes Jaymi Hensely, best known for his work in boy band Union J.
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