Author Archive | Douglas Mayo

Dean Pitchford lyricist for Footloose and Carrie

BIG INTERVIEW: Dean Pitchford, Lyricist of Carrie The Musical

“Never have so many people who missed a flop musical wished so fervently that they had seen it. Many of those who did see it found themselves unable to stop talking about it…Carrie was fascinating, thrilling, horrible and unbelievable” Ken Mandelbaum – Not Since Carrie. Carrie has been labelled perhaps the greatest flop in musical […]

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Lorna Luft In The Judy Garland Songbook Uk Tour

INTERVIEW: Lorna Luft Talks about The Judy Garland Songbook On Tour caught up with Lorna Luft recently to talk about her current tour with The Judy Garland Songbook asking what audiences might expect from the tour. The Judy Garland Songbook has given Lorna Luft, Garland’s daughter the opportunity to revisit her mother’s legacy through her songs and what a catalogue of songs it is. “It’s […]

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Alistair McGowan is to play Jimmy Savile in An Audience With Jimmy Savile at the Park Theatre

McGowan To Play Jimmy Savile At Park Theatre

Drawing on material from interviews, tv shows and transcripts, Jonathan Maitland’s An Audience With Jimmy Saville explores the most shocking sex scandal of our time. Writer Jonathan Maitland, whose acclaimed debut play Dead Sheep about Margaret Thatcher and Geoffrey Howe recently broke Park Theatre box office records, explains, “An Audience with Jimmy Savile is a […]

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Is Something Rotten Headed To The West End?

It has been reported in tonight’s London Evening Standard that one of the hottest new musicals on Broadway may be headed to the West End of London sooner than anticipated. Spoofing Shakespeare, Something Rotten is about two brothers who frustrated by a hack called Shakespeare inadvertently write the first musical. Critically acclaimed and nominated for ten […]

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Fanny and Stella at Above The Stage in London

Fanny And Stella at Above The Stag

Daring to be different may well be considered acceptable in modern times but spare a thought for Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park, two cross dressers in Victorian England. Showy and theatrical on and off the stage, which they so loved, Fanny and Stella were arrested at The Strand Theatre in 1870. They appeared in court […]

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