Get your leg warmers out and prepare for blast off, Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins’ adorable pop musical Eugenius! is back. This ridiculous, feel good sweetheart of a show marries together comic strip capers, sci-fi, 1980s nostalgia, earworm songs, obvious but irresistible comedy, and high camp in a caffeinated confection that is about as subtle as being beaten about the head with a rolled up copy of Smash Hits, but a lot more fun. Even when presented in a less-than-ideal space.
After a London Palladium concert and subsequent runs at The Other Palace, the comic book tale of Eugenius! has been on the radar of many theatre lovers, and fans were thrilled to hear of the show’s reworked return at the Turbine Theatre. The sweet characters and over the top tale are back like before, but somewhere along the way, the musical has lost some of the sparkle and infectious joy that previously made it such a charming production.
A quartet of performers brings to life the new song cycle by Sam Thomas, No Limits at the Turbine Theatre, which looks at friends, families, and relationships within a group of younger millennials/older Gen Zs.
Wreckage, Tom Ratcliffe’s latest play to reach London (he also performs as Sam) is an ambitious and emotional powerhouse about love, loss, and regret at the Turbine Theatre.
Since its opening in 2019, the Turbine Theatre in Battersea has been a leading player in showcasing new musicals, while providing a safe space to try out modern and exciting work. Their most recent is a musical version of the cult classic film But I’m a Cheerleader. Producer, Paul Taylor-Mills has been championing this show for several years and after personally seeing it as a workshop version at MT Fest, it’s great to see how the musical has developed and progressed to its current form.
A-Typical Rainbow is a play written, and starring, JJ Green and produced by Aria Entertainment. The play will run at the Turbine Theatre until 7 August before hopefully being picked up to continue in a new location. This piece of theatre is extremely important and needs to be seen by as many people as possible, it has the possibility to change the theatre as we know it.
A cheering musical to be sure, but But I’m a Cheerleader is ill-suited to the intimacy of the Turbine Theatre, it needs a bigger stage (and a bit of an edit) to truly shine.
Based on a 1999 film about a gay conversion therapy summer camp for young gay men and lesbians, But I’m a Cheerleader was first presented in extract during Paul Taylor-Mills’ MTFestUK seasons of workshop presentations of new musicals.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Bill Augustin and Andrew Abrams’ new musical But I’m a Cheerleader, running at London’s Turbine Theatre until 16 April 2022.
The Barn is a gripping two act piece whose perfect storm of story, tone and character will be a must-see on stage before too long.
Nimax Theatres, the Criterion Theatre, Young Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre are among the 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans as part of the CultureRecovery Fund’s second tranche of funding.
Turbine Theatre’s adult panto Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball is a festival of filthy fun that you can’t help but love.
The McOnie Company has launched the first offerings as part of its Digital Dance Season. Hosted on the company’s social media channels, the season aims to connect the dance community and encourage collaboration during this period of social distancing and self isolation.
In light of the continued coronavirus emergency and advice from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that people should avoid “pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues” during the pandemic, SOLT and UK Theatre has announced that member venues will close from the evening of Monday 16 March 2020.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a laugh out loud witty performance cleverly directed by Bryan Hodgson.
‘There are some clever moments’: While Donna Easton is a little underwhelmed by The Cat in the Hat at the Turbine Theatre, her joyful daughter loves the show.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 3 November 2019). Libby Purves emphasises the significance of Anumpama Chandrasekhar’s new play When The Crows Visit at the Kiln Theatre.
Love London Love Culture selects seven of the best shows opening in the capital in November.
As the Turbine Theatre’s second production, it’s wonderful to see a musical like High Fidelity which brings to life some of the excellence of this city.
High Fidelity stomps along unmemorably with great goodwill and a three-piece band overhead, and moments of soul or hare-krishna pastiche are wittily done
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