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Julian Eaves attended a preview presentation of new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Ben Frost and Richard Hough. The wonderfully gifted songwriting team of Ben Frost (music) and Richard Hough (lyrics) are making their way steadily up the ladder of new talent in the world of musical theatre, and with this – their most recent […]
It has been fifteen years in the making, and – finally – My Land’s Shore has made it to the stage in its world premiere full production.
The musical performances in Anyone Can Whistle will please people who like brilliantly written songs, and they will fire the imagination of anyone who hears them to imagine another, better, story to tell around them.
There are shadows here of ‘The Events’, as well as other absurdist and expressionist drama. I hope we hear more from Mr Eyre very soon.
The choice of location assists the grim spectacle no end, with spaces melting away into the dank, shadowy recesses of the apparently never ending cellars beneath the sprawl of Waterloo station.
Bare Essentials Seven Dials Club Saturday 28th January New Writing shows always tell you a lot more about the producers than the writers, and this one is no exception. The star here is producer Liam Fleming, whose jolly, bouncy, avuncular ‘bear-ish’ persona dominated events: he is the classic salesman, urging you to close the deal […]
Although this is carefully scripted and directed with minute attention to detail, it all feels totally spontaneous and improvised. And dangerous. We might go anywhere with this, and – in her hands – we pretty much do.