Streaming in two versions, a concept album at two hours available for free, and a four hour one for purchase, Kisses on a Postcard is an episodic piece which can be enjoyed in short bursts between 20 and 40 minutes each.
‘We feel the increasing tension’: CUNCH – Written on the Waves (Online review)
45North’s first series of audio dramas, collated as Written on the Waves, ends with Marika McKennell’s Cunch, a story of two teenage girls who get themselves involved in drug pushing and gangland culture.
‘The top-notch cast sing as if it’s the first time they’re hearing the music’: Les Misérables – The Staged Concert (Online review)
Les Misérables – The Staged Concert is released on digital download, along with a bonus featurette which is highly amusing.
NEWS: Cameron Mackintosh releases digital download of Les Miserables concert to raise funds for Covid charities
Cameron Mackintosh has announced the debut of the hugely successful Les Misérables -The Staged Concert on digital download in the UK and Australia, which will also raise much-needed funds for performers, musicians and the NHS.
‘Will be long remembered’: LES MISERABLES – THE STAGED CONCERT – West End
Like its predecessors, 2019’s Les Misérables: The Staged Concert will be long remembered as another notable event in the musical’s performance history, heralding the return of Michael Ball to a show he helped to establish, but this time in the role of Javert.
NEWS: Final casting announced for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert
As rehearsals begin for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, it has been announced that Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.
NEWS: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher & Matt Lucas will star in Les Misérables concert version when show moves to the Gielgud
Cameron Mackintosh has announced that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over 65 in the concert version of Les Misérables.
Album Review: Comrade Rockstar (2017 Studio Cast Recording)
Comrade Rockstar is based on the properly fascinating tale of Dean Reed, an American singer known as the Soviet Elvis after he defected to the other side of the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War. It is much more musically varied than the moniker ‘rock musical’ might suggest.
LES MISERABLES – West End
Les Miserables has long impressed me, not just for having such a stirring libretto, but also for the cheekily economic creativity of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg that was able to hang quite so many different songs on just a handful of (oft repeated) melodies! Herbert Kretzmer deserves handsome credit for the lyrics. Kretzmer has compressed Victor Hugo’s panoramic vision of 19th century France into 3 hours of sung-through genius, with a wit and nuance perfectly tailored to the modern idiom.