What is it about a great whodunnit thriller? What makes us keep turning the page? How does that inquisitive excitement translate onstage?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 1 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is in the West End for the transfer of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, starring Samantha Womack. Unmissable! Got any questions?
Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott and Philip McGinley will join the cast of the record-breaking production of The Girl on the Train for its London run. Starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson, the production will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 23 July to 17 August 2019.
The Girl on the Train starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson will transfer to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited run from 23 July to 17 August 2019.
Whether you know the story or not, The Girl On the Train will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the end.
The Girl on the Train is contemporary, both in its subject and staging. There is a strong balance between a suspenseful whodunit that drives the play and a psychological element about memory and control, and abusive relationships.
If you missed the phenomenon of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel in 2015, you now have the perfect opportunity to jump on the band wagon with this new thrilling play adaptation of The Girl on the Train.
This Irish and UK premiere tour production of the musical comedy, The Addams Family was an entertaining and fast-paced production of Andrew Lippa’s funny musical about a less than conventional family and its ancestors. During the overture; a finger-clicking hand appeared through the letter box;
This show is a must-see for all, with a mixture of pure wit, funny lines and the occasional sexual innuendo underpinned by a fabulous musical score, everything hit the right notes, especially the actors.
The story centres around a grown-up Wednesday’s newfound romance, with the Addamses preparing to welcome the family of her new boyfriend for dinner. However, there is a secret looming that threatens the foundations of multiple relationships, and as the night descends into chaos more destructive secrets are revealed.
The Addams Family, created by American cartoonist, Charles Addams, have been a part of popular culture for decades through a audience-pleasing sitcom, several films and now a musical. The Addams are an eccentric bunch, who live a macabre but family oriented life, unaware that people find them odd.
Diego Pitarch’s set is constantly changing and extremely layered but doesn’t look overcrowded or messy and the Gothic feeling is well achieved.
“I sobbed when I came off stage the first night, just went into my dressing room and had a little cry. It’s incredible. I’d never heard of The Addams Family (musical) until a few years ago. Until I was asked to do a concert with Andrew Lippa.”
Sad to say, what I’m saying is that I was not a fan of The Addams Family at all. After a cracking opening number which promises oh so much, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s book grinds to a juddering halt in a first half which does nothing but interminably set the scene.
These are the skeletons you want in your closet. In Addams Family Musical, Samantha Womack brings unexpected warmth to Morticia – is that a good thing? – and Cameron Blakeley’s Gomez, Carrie Hope Fletcher’s sensational Wednesday and Les Dennis’s baleful romantic Uncle Fester are all prime turns.
From the moment the overtures commences with the iconic clicks from the cartoon/TV series the audiences are not only on side but clicking along. The story, characters and settings are iconic. But with such a cultural resonance of course comes great expectations.
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s book features a somewhat conventional love story, as daughter Wednesday wants to marry her more commonplace boyfriend Lucas Beineke. This involves enlisting the help of father Gomez, much to the chagrin of mother Morticia.
Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the musical comedy, The Addams Family, which launches from Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on 20 April 2017, with further dates to 4 November.
Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Further casting is to be announced. The UK …
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