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‘Strallen & Labey are what this show is all about’: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL — West End ★★★

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The book and songs here may be dire, but the entertainment shines through in Strictly Ballroom’s dazzling dance. Drew McOnie choreographs the piece (he also directs, though thankfully with a book this shallow it is hard to blame him too much for the show’s cheesy tedium) and works his usual magic.

NEWS: Jonny Labey, WillYoung & Zizi Strallen star in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom in West End, TICKETS ON SALE

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Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s classic film that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom The Musical begins performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on Friday 16 March 2018, with a press night on Wednesday 11 April. Will …

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NEWS: Jonny Labey, WillYoung & Zizi Strallen star in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom in West End, TICKETS ON SALE

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Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s classic film that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom The Musical begins performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on Friday 16 March 2018, with a press night on Wednesday 11 April. Will …

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Podcast & tweets: Showcasing Caro Emerald’s music & That Man

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Quotes by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Book writer Wendy Gill was inspired to write That Man after discovering the music of Dutch pop-jazz singer and YouTube sensation Caro Emerald, and it’s Emerald’s hits – including A Night Like This, Riviera Life, Liquid Lunch and the title number – that punctuate proceedings. (I have to admit I’d never heard of Caro Emerald before being asked to chair this Q&A – but I’m definitely aware of, and mightily impressed with, her now.)

When is a show ready for a paying audience? Our calculation with That Man

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When is a show ready for a paying audience? David Orchard, producer of the new musical That Man which has two staged concert performances at the Hippodrome next week, argues that it depends on the show and its “mixing board” of elements. High-profile, one-off previews in the West End can be just the thing needed to find new audiences and take a project to the next stage.

When is a show ready for a paying audience? Our calculation with That Man

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When is a show ready for a paying audience? David Orchard, producer of the new musical That Man which has two staged concert performances at the Hippodrome next week, argues that it depends on the show and its “mixing board” of elements. High-profile, one-off previews in the West End can be just the thing needed to find new audiences and take a project to the next stage.