A genuinely updated I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a really rather lovely thing at the newly renamed Chiswick Playhouse.
I love you, you’re perfect, now change lives up to its name as Chiswick Playhouse give us an extensively re-written 2018 version of an Off-Broadway gem that ran for 12 years straight since premiering in 1996.
Another way of looking at it is that you need to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince and if this isn’t an outright amphibian, it’s also by no means royalty. Loosely based on a 405 BC play by Aristophanes but sending up Greek comedy at the same, we follow Michael Matus’ Dionysos and his slave Xanthias, played by George Rae, as they journey to Hades.
Ever wondered what would happen if Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare had a showdown on who was the most superior writer? Well pay a visit to the Jermyn Street Theatre to see Stephen Sondheim’s quirky but entertaining musical to find out.
Michael Matus and George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of rarely performed musical Stephen Sondheim musical The Frogs, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane.
Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s adaptation of the Elmer Rice play The Adding Machine maintains much of the original story – after 25 years of constant if undistinguished service, book-keeper Mr Zero finds his role is to be replaced by an adding machine.
Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird …
I did a week full of repeats of shows I’ve seen before – two of which I repeated again in the self-same week. (And one of them I even saw twice in less than 24 hours!)
Okay, so I’m a little late to the party, you’ve probably already read a number of reviews of Grand Hotel all raving about it. I can honestly tell you though that they’re all wide of the mark… It’s even better than suggested!