The Other Palace is showcasing this ghostly musical, composed by Duncan Sheik, starring Simon Lipkin, Niamh Perry and Simon Bailey. But what have critics been making of it?
Pallid pessimistic ghosts roam around a lonely Maine lighthouse in WW2, with heaving sepia seas behind (Mark Holthusen’s projections are ace, atmospheric, and so is Andrew W Riley’s circular pit of a set). The two disaffected phantoms roam around singing, between the two halves of the band, and serve as narrators, when not looming over the other dramatis personae like singing Dementors.
Not long left to see two Off-West End musicals I can recommend: The Wild Party at The Other Palace and The Sorrows of Satan at Tristan Bates Theatre. Here’s why I think you should.
The cast for the premiere of Duncan Sheik musical Whisper House features Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, Simon Lipkin, Niamh Perry and Dianne Pilkington.
Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The inaugural season, under new artistic director Paul Taylor Mills, will feature a range of musicals including: Michael John LaChuisa’s The Wild Party and premieres of Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House and Fellini adaptation La Strada.