As you know, Mind the Blog is a Panto-Free Zone – but what if you want to find some alternative festive fare? Whether it’s family fun or something a little more grown-up, we have a selection of seasonal offerings (old and new) that might be of use to you.
Opening in London this month is the transfer of the NT’s Nine Night (now at Trafalgar Studios), Jailbirds at the Etcetera Theatre, Pinocchio at The Albany, One For The Road at the Rosemary Branch, Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre and Pinter 5 & 6 will arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
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.
Actress Amy Perry spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about starring in Seussical the Musical at the Southwark Playhouse.
Immersion Theatre is bringing Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s feelgood show Seussical The Musical to the Southwark Playhouse for the Christmas season (playing The Large from 22 November to 29 December 2018, press night is 27 November).