Filmed simply and elegantly in the Little auditorium at Southwark Playhouse, Before After places all our attention on the problems of these two people as they begin again.
Released by SimG Records, the cast recording for the National Youth Music Theatre’s Imaginary is just a lovely thing indeed.
So often with the news these days, parallels are drawn with our turbulent political times and the fascism that swept across Europe in the 1930s, and the question is asked: what would you do if…? Terri Paddock chaired a post-show Q&A with the writers and others from the company of new musical MIDNIGHT, set during Stalin’s Great Terror in Azerbaijan.
Based on Elchin’s play Citizens of Hell, Laurence Mark Wythe (music and lyrics) and Timothy Knapman’s (book and lyrics) musical adaptation Midnight is so very good at translating the eerie strangeness of this world and is a supremely confident new musical to boot.
Confession time – I’ve had this album for an unforgivably long time, mainly because I managed to forget about it, despite the fact I was meant to be reviewing it. D’oh, and sorry Mr G. And more fool me, because Before After is just lovely.
Imaginary follows the friendship of two young boys, Milo (Tom Price) and Sam (Josh Gottlieb). As Sam’s only friend the pair do everything together, playing all day and letting their imaginations run wild.