Jerry Mitchell is following his winning screen to stage formula with this production of Pretty Woman and has provided a show which fans of the film will adore. The outstanding leads and tight ensemble make this a high-octane, fun for all show.
Pretty Woman the Broadway musical is featured highly on LLLC’s six musicals that need to come to London list – so here’s what the critics have been making of it…
Amélie is my favourite French film, and where I first discovered the magical Audrey Tautou; the prospect of seeing it performed onstage was an intriguing one, with the film’s slightly quirky and surreal nature
It’s the hottest day of the year when this podcast is recorded – and we’ve got a leading man to match! Actor Alistair Brammer joins host and director Andrew Keates for this episode of the Show People Podcast, after playing Chris in both the Broadway and West End productions of Miss Saigon.
Rachel Tucker is a superstar of the stage and is currently on a long awaited tour around the UK before heading to New York for a stint at the iconic 54 Below. Now I knew Rachel’s voice was good from the I’d Do Anything days, videos online and of course from seeing her in Wicked but I was completely blown away when I saw her solo performance last night.
The plot fuses a caper like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Indecent Proposal where mobster types hijack the love story of Jack and Betsy by offering her a weekend in Hawaii to pay off his gambling debt. Betsy escapes the hoods disguised as a showgirl, Jack has pursued her in a troupe of skydiving Elvis impersonators.
In the swish surroundings of the London Palladium, it was hard not to be entirely seduced by the lush sound of a 30-strong orchestra (under the musical direction of Freddie Tapner), a chorus of 16 up-and-coming performers and a main cast of bona fide West End stars directed by Shaun Kerrison.
Honeymoon in Vegas ★★★★★ Review by Soraya Scrivener Freddie Tapner, London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s founder and principal conductor introduced the evening to rapturous applause. I was delighted to hear we would hear the script of this comedy musical, Honeymoon In Vegas, as well as the musical numbers in this one-off UK premier concert. LMTO’s first […]
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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.
Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill will star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert presentation of Honeymoon in Vegas, which will be guest conducted by Jason Robert Brown at the London Palladium on 12 March 2017.
When The Last Five Years announced an extension of a week just after opening, it meant I was able to nab a pair of cheap tickets down the front, conveniently on the side where the shirtless scene happens, and take a friend.
Even the most moving performances are often largely removed from our day-to-day lives. But every so often you come across a piece of theatre that, whilst it may not be the objective best thing you’ve seen, encapsulates your life so well that you can’t not fall in love with it.
For those that don’t know this is a two-hander musical telling the story of a married couple from each of their own prospective. However the difference being is that each of them start from the opposite end and work their way back/forward of The Last Five Years.
I think I have to rank Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years as one of my favourite new musicals (it was first performed in 2001) as any show with such a sequence of extraordinary songs as ‘A Part Of That’, ‘The Schmuel Song’ and ‘A Summer In Ohio’ at its heart surely deserves.
Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey are just the latest in a line of musically exquisite, broken-hearted couples to tackle Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle. Remember Lara Pulver and Damian Humbley in the UK premiere? Here’s a pictorial timeline including them and other transatlantic pairings you may recognise.
I despair of two-handed musicals. Required to judge the personalities or take sides, you feel trapped. Nowhere more so than at The Last Five Years, in which the partners wail their issues at you in a relentless school-of-not-very-good-rock song cycle which makes you their couples therapist.
You almost wonder where this show can possibly go when the opening number is so strong, so emotive, so damn heartbreaking. Cathy is “Still Hurting” from the break-up of her relationship with Jamie and Samantha Barks is already singing the crap out of her darkest hour when we’ve barely settled in our seats
Opening with two lovers sharing a kiss, for Samantha Barks’ Cathy, an aspiring actress it is her tragic last, while for writer Jamie, played by Jonathan Bailey, it is a trepidatious first.
Due to popular demand, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey, has extended its run by a week at London’s St James Theatre.
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