Director Thom Southerland, at the helm since 2013, has created a masterpiece of modern theatre in Titanic that is packed with emotion and winning performances.
Tragic in a way that only stories of real life events can be, there is no small amount of hubris on display in this powerful touring production of Titanic the Musical.
It’s not often you see a touring production greeted with a standing ovation but as one of the many on their feet I can say it was thoroughly deserved for Titanic the Musical. Shows like this simply don’t come around often enough.
So after the fascinating Shadow Factory, Southampton gets a second theatrical take on its history with the touring revival of Thom Southerland’s marvellous production of Maury Yeston’s Titanic musical.
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic The Musical.
Three Off-West End musicals I’ve seen in the past few weeks – well, two musicals and a play with music – have served up slices of modern history to entertaining effect: The End of History (finishing tonight), Privates on Parade and Ordinary Days.
Have you booked yet for the 40th-anniversary revival of PRIVATES ON PARADE, Peter Nichols’ renowned British army farce with music by Denis King? Kirk Jameson’s production, with an award-nominated performance by Simon Green as cross-dressing Captain Terri Dennis, is now running at the Union Theatre until 17 December 2017. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes – and a tweet from our co-founder, the mighty Mark Shenton, below…
Revelling in the club-like intimacy of this theatre, Simon Green as Captain Terri Dennis nails the flirtatious nature and fierce integrity of a performer, of a man, seizing his hard-fought opportunity to be his authentic self.
With the festive panto season finally on the horizon, why not consider skipping the traditional fairy-tale dames and instead head towards the Union Theatre for a snatch of Simon Green’s take on Vera Lynn or Marlene Dietrich in Peter Nichols’ Privates on Parade.
Privates on Parade opens at the Union Theatre tonight (24 November 2017), where its limited season runs until 17 December 2017, at this superb South London theatre. Take a look at these first-look production photos of the cast by @headshottoby, led by 2017 Drama Desk Award Winner Simon Green in the iconic role of Terri.
Further casting has been announced for Kirk Jameson’s highly anticipated Off-West End revival of Peter Nichols’ Olivier Award-winning PRIVATES ON PARADE at the Union Theatre, which runs from 22 November to 16 December 2017, with a press night on Friday 24 November. Have you booked your tickets yet? Set during the Malayan Emergency of the late 1940s, we follow the exploits of a …
The Union Theatre will present Peter Nichols’ Olivier Award-winning play with music PRIVATES ON PARADE next month, directed by Kirk Jameson and starring Simon Green as cross-dressing Captain Terri Dennis.
You’re not going to find any pantos on my top ten list this season — I’ve just not been to any at all this year, thanks to my double round of surgery for a hip replacement, then displacement.
It’s a boogie wonderland at the Playhouse as Priscilla Queen of the Desert returns for a three week run – and proves to be in better shape than ever, with a few judicious tweaks and a brace of top guest performers for Edinburgh.
A concert of this sort – large numbers of quite well known people along with full backstage back-up giving their services for charity (Esther Rantzen’s Silver Line) on a Sunday evening usually succeeds on adrenaline and goodwill and this one was no exception. With people such as Nicholas Parsons, Sally Ann Triplett and Michael Xavier on stage, you can’t really go too far wrong.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL – TOURING
The Mayflower Southampton until 19th September
By Caroline Hanks-Farmer
Warning, this review contains spoilers: it sinks. It also takes longer to go down than the actual ship. And there in a nutshell you have the inevitable inevitability which makes even a totally brilliant staging of a promising score feel over-long and predictable. Sure, the plots of most popular musicals are already familiar to the […]
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