Emma Clarendon selects her favourite theatre productions of the year…
Musically the show is lovely, but Fiver sadly feels much more in the past than it should, and for a show that is meant to showcase snapshots of all different people’s lives, lacks any significant diversity at all.
Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland has picked out her Top Picks including three musicals: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre (Libby Purves), Fiver at Southwark Playhouse (Emma Clarendon) and The Color Purple at Curve Leicester (No Billington).
New British musical by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, Fiver follows a humble five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of various people in London.
Fiver is a heartwarming new musical that has great potential thanks to its catchy score and wonderfully uplifting spirit.
How did a short story by ETA Hoffman get transplanted to South London to create a chilling new musical? Co-creators Harry Blake and Jennifer Fletcher tells us all about The Sandman, the production created by the Brit School’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company. Book your tickets now!
Normally the cast is created to fit the play, but not with What Was Left; playwright Molly Taylor created that piece to fit the exciting company of young performers she is working with. She tells us more about this collaboration with an exciting young company in her interview. Have a read, then book your tickets!
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Bridge Company, which features a cast of recent graduates from the BRIT School, comes to Southwark Playhouse next month with world premieres of musical The Sandman and drama What Was Left. Book your tickets to see these exciting new theatremakers in action now!