Showbiz, entertainment and glamour are three things one expects on a trip to Las Vegas. Well for one night only, courtesy of the London Music Theatre Orchestra; Vegas came to London – with showbiz, entertainment and sheer musical class in abundance.
Maxwell Caulfield, Simon Lipkin, Nicolas Colicos and Rosemary Ashe will join Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill in the full cast of London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert presentation of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS.
Robert J. Sherman (he of the illustrious songwriting line of Shermans and no relation to Rory) has scored the reflective Mondays, recorded by Rosemary Ashe. There’s an innate sense of wisdom in Ashe’s timbre.
“Put on your navy knicks, pick up your hockey sticks – and bully-up, bully-up..” Jeepers. I had completely forgotten that ritual “bully” of stick-bashing at the start of a vicious hockey encounter. But a friend of my youth persuaded me to sneak in to this peculiar, and not unengaging, new musical on the last leg of its short tour. And there was much to see: the crazed hockeystick tap routine, the sapphic love duet in the locker room, and a barnstorming finale when the demise of the unrepentant demon headmistress caused my friend sagely to think of Don Giovanni.
New British musical CRUSH – starring Rosemary Ashe, Sara Crowe and Kirsty Malpass – premieres tonight (8 September 2015) at Belgrade Theatre Coventry, where it runs until 19 September 2015, and then transfers to Theatre Royal Brighton (22-26 September) and Richmond Theatre (29 September-3 October). The show is presented by a creative team whose hit stage and screen work includes Waterloo …
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