With powerful performances and a vibrant cast, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit creates an entertaining musical filled with laughter which is perfectly complemented by the Christmas atmosphere.
It’s opening night at London’s highest theatre – Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse – where the original 1927 version of Gershwin musical Strike Up The Band is now receiving a rare production til 31 March 2019. Check out our first-look gallery of production photography – and then get booking!
More than ninety years after it was first seen, the original version of Gershwin musical Strike Up The Band gets its London debut next week at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes with our rehearsal photograph and this great feature with director Mark Giesser. Time to get booking!
Casting has been announced for director Mark Giesser’s production of George and Ira Gershwin’s madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band which runs at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 6 to 31 March 2019 (press night is 8 March).
The US composer and lyricist John Bucchino is the man of the moment here, but it is tempting to consider director Tania Azevedo the real star, leading a superb company of cast and creatives to elevate what could be something quite slight, into a couple of hours of something really quite moving.
It’s Only Life represents both the diversity of Britain as well as the ways we’re all connected. With great vocals, memorably moving songs and a fantastic cast, there’s no reason not to love this show.
What happens if you throw together 23 songs, five musical theatre performers, a pianist, and tons of colour? The answer is It’s Only Life, a musical revue based on several ‘orphan songs’ (John Bucchino’s own description) interwoven to create a fun production about love and life.
It’s true what “they” say, you know, small is beautiful. This can definitely be said for the small but very beautiful It’s Only Life. This life-affirming musical makes you rediscover what’s important.