Half Moon Theatre in the east end of London can usually be relied on for quality product and they are just in the middle of streaming a trilogy of filmed plays so I settled down to watch a pair of these.
So not necessarily my cup of tea but in the fervour All Or Noting inspired in the majority of the audience, one can see why this show’s journey has been going for a good couple of years now from the fringe, to UK tour, to the heart of the West End.
The show opens with the bad guys; Dr Bloom played by Marc Pickering and General Blight played by Carl Mullaney, both of whom worked well together and it felt like they had walked straight out of a comic strip into the real world.
All generations must have their superheroes; for children in the 1980s, tea-time television presented awe-struck audiences with the adventures of Bananaman, a particularly dim-witted super-hero who started life on the back pages of the DC Thomson comic, Nutty.
Matthew McKenna has been unmasked today as the star and “handsome hero” of Bananaman the Musical, which runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 15 December 2017 to 20 January 2018, with a press night on 4 January. Full casting is announced today.
One of the seminal British bands of the Sixties gets the biographical treatment at The Playhouse this week as part of a national tour in Sunny Afternoon, a show that’s several cuts above the jukebox musical you may be expecting.
While the multi-Olivier award winning musical continues to play for London audiences in the West End, casting has been confirmed for the UK tour, which opens at the Manchester Opera House on the 19th August. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the hit musical looks at the life and career of The Kinks, featuring some of […]