It’s the merry month of May, which means it is… Eurovision! To celebrate, stream.theatre is hosting a virtual revival of Craig Christie’s witty parody of our country cousins across Europe, Eurobeat: The Pride of Europe.
Turbine Theatre’s adult panto Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball is a festival of filthy fun that you can’t help but love.
Seussical is a bundle of feelgood fun that also incorporates some important and relatable themes, all set to a terrific score with a dazzling backdrop – Marc Pickering’s performance steals the show.
It’s difficult to work out who the musical Seussical is for and why it’s been revived. Trying to imagine how a 10-year-old might watch this show doesn’t help answer these questions.
Colourful, feel-good and more than a little bit mad: Seussical is pretty much everything you’d expect from a musical based on the stories and characters created by Dr Seuss.
Seussical the Musical is so utterly and completely charming I’m not ashamed to say it brought me to happy tears of joy at the end. Fast-paced – frenetic even – the action never stops, but it never gets in the way either of the drama or the heart or the show.
Captivating and innovative, Seussical is a musical for all the family that is sure to delight and enthral from start to finish.
Continuing from its stratospheric success earlier in the year, now-cult classic musical Eugenius! sets to stun audiences with another limited run at The Other Palace.
I wonder if a new genre is forming in musical theatre? Let’s call it ‘cartoon rock’ – because products like Eugenius!, Six and Knights of the Rose have little in common with the canons of Lloyd Webber, or Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Rob Houchen, Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne and Simon Thomas are joining the cast of British musical Eugenius! when it returns for a six-week season at The Other Palace from 1 September 2018.
I saw and loved Eugenius! back in 2016 at its premiere concert at the London Palladium, so I was very excited when I read it was returning to The Other Palace. I’m pleased to say I stand by my initial review – I absolutely adored this, unique, hilarious, feel-good show.
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.
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.
Scrumptious, truly: The famous car is big, gleaming and flies just as it should in the new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre until Oct 15, but the surrounding musical has a much more homely feel to it.
This cast launching the tour has had some changes since leaving the Yorkshire Playhouse where the show was resident over Christmas. I believe they have had just three performances together and whilst there were a couple of times that this showed, along with slight technical issues with “Chitty” neither detracted from the enjoyment of the show.
Pictures from the rehearsal room just released…. Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.