Director Jamie Lloyd offers up a complete reimagining of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical and one which feels sparkingly fresh in every single aspect.
With plenty to say about the shallow foundations of political leaders hiding behind their PR machines, Jamie Lloyd’s triumphant Evita is raw, fresh and intense – “oh what a show!”
Madagascar the Musical is a ninety minute escape from technology and provides the innocence needed for an uncomplicated and fun evening.
This is a very good production of a rather unmemorable musical. As stories about an argumentative mother and daughter go, The Rink is several farmboys short of the picnic that is Gypsy.
Yet again, Southwark Playhouse is delivering an outstanding musical for a fraction of the price of a West End ticket. If you love the genre, it’s unmissable.
For a technically brilliant show with performances that will leave you wanting to return to the ‘Coloured Lights’ again and again, go see The Rink. This is musical theatre at it’s best – let’s just hope that the rink keeps rolling in London.
Twenty years after it was first seen in the West End, Kander and Ebb’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning Broadway musical THE RINK will get its first major London revival in the new year at Southwark Playhouse.
A stonemason or a delivery boy; a cocktail waitress or a trucker. Whether they be a housewife or factory worker or retiree, the ordinary man is often overlooked. Working is a musical for the layperson, a window into the thoughts of the everyday 1970s American, as interviewed by Studs Terkel in his book of the same name.
The European premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s genre-busing musical WORKING will open at Southwark Playhouse on 7 June 2017, with previews from 2 June, for a strictly limited season ending 8 July 2017.