Preparations are under way for the world premiere of Glenn Chandler and Charles Miller’s new musical The Pleasure Garden at London’s Above the Stag Theatre. Check out our rehearsal photos here!
Full casting has now been announced for the world premiere of Glenn Chandler and Charles Miller’s new musical The Pleasure Garden, which runs at south London’s Above the Stag Theatre from 15 September to 17 October 2021.
So why haven’t many Rodgers and Hammerstein aficionados heard about it and why has this never been performed in the UK? Is this forgotten musical best placed as just that or have we been missing an absolute gem?
Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show pulls in to Union Street this week for a February residency. It’s a curiously intriguing tale, part fact part fiction, inspired by the real life architect Addison Mizner, who with his brother Wilson, was to build the southern Florida city of Boca Raton, a development of luxurious haciendas, populated by America’s wealthy elite.
It is a rare treat to visit Newbury’s charmingly situated Watermill Theatre and Luke Sheppard’s Oliver! more than makes the journey worthwhile. On arrival and in one of the most innovative mise-en-scenes, as the audience mingle on the lawn outside sipping Pimms and G&Ts, the cast’s ragamuffin kids dart about, not picking pockets but offering to shine shoes for a sixpence. It’s a charming touch.