Ancient Myth clashes with modern Myth in a powerful rock musical about fame and mental health.
Dance musical Wait for Me beautifully captures life as seen through the eyes of one couple and the angels who bring them together.
Without pieces of art like Wait For Me – and this mixes music, theatre, ballet, cinema, storytelling and production – the world would be a far lonelier place.
Final casting for Myth: the Rise and Fall of Orpheus, directed by Arlene Phillips and playing at The Other Palace from 10 March, includes Jaymi Hensely, best known for his work in boy band Union J.
Rock musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus will have nine concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace, London from 10 to 17 March 2018.
New musical 27, written by Sam Cassidy and Matt Wills and directed by Arlene Phillips, follows the story of Orpheus, a rock star whose experiences of fame lead him down a path of self-destruction. It runs until 22 October 2016. But how has it gone down with critics?
The premise behind 27 is both noble and tragic. Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin all died at that age and Sam Cassidy’s musical seeks to explore some possible greater satanic force that robs the world of gifted talent at such a tender age.
Sometimes when you review something, an instinct kicks in, is it going to be a marmite show? You either love it or hate it. So which side of the fence did I sit on with 27?
World renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips is to direct the world premiere of 27, an intoxicating new British rock musical. It will run from Thursday 8 September to Saturday 22 October 2016 in a six-week season at London’s 170-seat Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone.