Glenn Chandler and Charles Miller have transformed the true story of Fanny and Stella into a musical “romp” packed with puns, comedy songs, a cavalcade of flamboyant characters, and optimism at its heart.
Fanny & Stella is a funny, bawdy, light-hearted musical that provides a very welcome distraction from the seriousness of the world.
The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by writer and musician Kurt Kansley.
Michael Buffong’s reinterpretation of Guys and Dolls, a co-production between the Royal Exchange and Talawa Theatre, is just that, a bold re-envisioning of the classic musical that consequently comes up with something different.
There’s something a little depressingly predictable about my inability to resist a neat bit of star casting – Marcia Gay Harden’s long-in-the-making UK theatrical debut being the guilty party here. It’s depressing because Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth is a play I wasn’t much of a fan of the one time I saw it before and the heart wasn’t beating any faster at the prospect of sitting through it once again.
behaviour. So, in-keeping with listing the seven deadly sins, I’m going to list my seven favourite things about this show.
Corruption, greed, love and the courage to stand up for your convictions are just some of the themes that run through this surprisingly vicious musical that knows how to pack a punch.