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‘Melodically spot-on & lyrically fun’: I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL – King’s Head Theatre (Online review)

In London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Reviews by Louise PennLeave a Comment

King’s Head Theatre and Spectacular Music present Alexander S. Bermange’s sparkling musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, which heads into London from the Edinburgh Fringe with a quartet of musical theatre performers cheerfully lampooning their craft and genre.

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AMERICAN IDIOT – Arts Theatre

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Green Day’s American Idiot is a celebrated punk rock concept Album written post 911. Wild speculation about who it is making reference to was rife at the time of release. Though fiercely denied by all (even in the shows programme), as we take to our seats videos are being projected of President George Bush’ various speeches.

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AMERICAN IDIOT – Touring

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Green Day’s concept punk album explored something that teenagers around the world have been doing forever – questioning societal constructs and their own purpose in life, and feeling as though they are the only person in to experience this existential crisis. But, with a large focus on the post-2001 world, the 2004 release of American Idiot went even further, by ramping up the rage and frustration and channeling this into a highly charged and chaotic collection of thoughts and guitars.