Do you remember The Princess and the Pea from childhood? Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale kingdom has now come to musical life with Mark Giesser’s revival of Broadway classic Once Upon a Mattress at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
Rehearsals have flown by for fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress, the Broadway classic revived this month at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Take a peek at final preparations from the very tuneful sitzprobe with our sneak-peek videos.
Offie nominee Beth Burrows stars as Princess Winnifred in rarely seen, 1959 Broadway fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. It’s her fourth collaboration with director Mark Giesser, following Strike Up the Band, The Lady With a Dog and Sirens of the Silver Screen. What makes their collaboration so successful?
Full cast and creatives have been announced for Alces Productions’ new production of Mary Rodgers’ rarely seen, 1959 Broadway fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. Tickets are now on sale. Time to get booking!
After its Christmas success with 42nd Street, Upstairs at the Gatehouse continues its string of Broadway revivals in 2020 with a brand-new production of Mary Rodgers’ rarely seen fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress in March, starring Offies nominee Beth Burrows. Tickets are now on sale. Time to get booking!
My recent theatre trips have included A Lesson from Aloes, A Hundred Words for Snow and Strike Up the Band. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
Directed by Mark Giesser and the inspiration for the Peter Sellers’ comedy The Mouse That Roared – where a small European country is at war with the United States – Strike Up The Band is a lesser-known Gershwin musical with a satirical edge.
Occasionally bewildering and frequently ridiculous, Strike Up The Band is nevertheless always great fun.
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).