The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is the latest initiative from the Barn Theatre and it gives you, the viewer, the power to create your own concert.
This 50th anniversary tour of Hair the Musical does more than any to make me like the show.
Hair doesn’t have much of a story but focusses on hippies, LGBTQ+ rights, Black Live Matter, women’s equality, the anti-war movement, freedom and so much more.
Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it. Watch Terri Paddock’s post-show Q&A with the all-female cast, producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and musical director Gareth Bretherton.
Produced by Aria Entertainment at the Southwark Playhouse in conjunction with their From Page To Stage Festival celebrating new musical theatre, this European premiere of Unexpected Joy is something of an irrepressibly cheesy delight.
From the moment a smock-dressed lady ambles on stage, the cramped space in South London erupts into a burst of foot-tapping tunes. Unexpected Joy boasts a rousing chorus of tunes and some impressive vocal feats.
Bill Russell and Janet Hood’s musical Unexpected Joy is refreshing and appropriate for 2018 thanks to its four strong female characters and songs that hit the spot emotionally.
A female led production with wonderful songs, a heartfelt message and a whole lot of love, there’s no reason not to see Unexpected Joy.