Last week I launched a new podcast series ShenTens here, counting down my top ten favourite musicals, and today the second episode is released.
Curtains is a toe-tapping, giggle-inducing spectacular that stays just as true to the whodunnit – Samuel Holmes absolutely steals the show.
Curtains is a hilarious love letter to both the murder mystery genre and musical theatre itself, performed brilliantly by an impressively large cast in which there is not a weak link.
Full of red herrings, marvellous music, divine dancing, stunning singing and laugh out loud funny, Curtains is a not just a musical whodunit it’s one of the best nights out I’ve had in a long time.
Laura Tyrer will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24 September through to Saturday 6 October 2018. Tyrer joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.
Star of stage and screen Denise Van Outen will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from 24 September 2018 through to 17 November 2018.
From Monday 10 September 2018, Duncan James will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Billy Flynn, a role he originally played in 2008.
Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Roxie Hart from Monday 16 August through to Saturday 14 October 2018.
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.
Martin Kemp will star as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the multi-award-winning Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End from Monday 2 July for a limited season until Saturday 1 September 2018.
Gemma Sutton will star as Angel, alongside Caroline O’Connor in the first London revival in 20 years of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink.
Here in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre are the murderous snarls and artful smiles, supple cynicism on endless sheer black-stockinged legs, and a hot hot band.
Chilling in all the right places, the revival of the award-winning tour of Cabaret starring Will Young as the Emcee feels as important a piece of musical theatre as it ever did.
If you know anything about pre-war Berlin it is that it was known for its hedonism and excess. Weimar Berlin was the uninhibited party capital of Europe, offering every perversion, debauchery, depravity and vice imaginable.
Revisiting a show you know and love can be like seeing an old friend after some time apart. There’s a reassuring familiarity but you can’t help noticing a few things are different since you last met. So it was when I revisited Chicago at the Mayflower Theatre last night.
“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery… all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”… so begins the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, which opens a national tour at the New Theatre Oxford on Friday 12 February 2016 starring John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton. Tour schedule below …
We owe the phrase “you won’t succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews” to Spamalot – so it only officially entered the theatrical lexicon circa 2005 when the Monty Python musical opened on Broadway (and I first heard it live a year later, when it had its West End premiere at the Palace […]