Casting Announced For Zelda At The Other Palace

Zelda - A Post-modern musical

Casting has been announced for the workshop performances of Zelda – A Post-Modern Musical at The Other Palace. It’s the debaucherous 1920’s, and infamous flapper and socialite Zelda Fitzgerald and her husband F.Scott Fitzgerald are throwing a party like no other…. and you’re invited. Join Zelda as her tumultuous relationships reaches boiling point and she tries to hold the party, and herself, together. This brand new musical features a jukebox score of reworked “post-modern” classic and popular songs originally performed by artists including Britney Spears, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Eurythmics and Rihanna.* The cast for the workshop performances is led by Jodie Steele (Heathers, Wicked) as Zelda Fitzgerald and Matt Corner (The Last Ship, Jersey Boys) as F.Scott Fitzgerald. The cast also includes Geri Allen, Chris Auckett, Dougie Carter, Chris Jenkins, Laura Mansell and Esme Sears. Zelda – A Post-Modern Musical is written by Victoria Gimby based on … Read more

REVIEW: For Reasons That Remain Unclear, King’s Head Theatre ✭✭✭

For Reasons That Remain Unclear

Mark Ludmon reviews Mart Crowley’s play For Reasons That Remain Unclear now playing at the King’s Head Theatre. For Reasons That Remain Unclear King’s Head Theatre Three stars Book Now All is not as it initially seems in Mart Crowley’s play For Reasons That Remain Unclear which is having its European premiere at the King’s Head. A handsome, stylish young man, Patrick, brings an attractive older man, Conrad, back to his luxurious hotel room in the heart of Rome. There is sexual tension in the air, fuelled by subtle flirtation, but their reasons for being there together are clearly more than just a casual pick-up – signalled most portentously by Conrad being a Roman Catholic priest in his full cassock and collar. Over the space of an hour and a half within the claustrophobic confines of Patrick’s hotel room, the two learn about each other and a past that connects … Read more

Edinburgh Fringe – New Musical Theatre Preview

A Very Brexit Musical Edinburgh Fringe

From satirical revues and Scottish song to shows tackling challenging, sensitive subjects, Edinburgh Fringe is a place to seek out exciting new musicals. In answer to your first question, yes, there is a musical about Brexit. Students from the University Of Cambridge are presenting the “all-singing, all-dancing political extravaganza” A Very Brexit Musical by Molly Cook and Anthony Gray, built around a “Maily Dail” journalist drawn into the world of “Joris Bohnson” and “Cavid Dameron” around the EU referendum. It runs from 2 to 26 August at La Belle Angele Just The Tonic. And it’s yes to your next question too: there is a musical about Donald Trump. In fact there are two. Returning after last year’s success is the “all-singing, all-dancing musical journey” Trump’d at C in Chambers Street from 1 to 27 August. New for 2018 is Trump the Musical from Blowfish Theatre who brought us Boris the … Read more

INTERVIEW: Sigrid Neilson and Lavender Menace Creatives

Love Song to Lavender Menace

While London’s Gays The Word bookshop is more in the public eye, (it featured heavily in the film Pride), less is known about Lavender Menace, the bookshop that began in the cloakroom of Scotland’s first gay nightclub and became the beating heart of Edinburgh’s LGBT community. Now celebrated as a play, Love Song to Lavender Menace performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival following a sell-out run at the Lyceum. Paul T. Davies caught up with Sigrid Neilson, co-founder of Lavender Menace, and the team behind the show. I myself am just catching up with the history of Lavender Menace, so, for visitors to the Fringe, can you give me a brief outline of the history-maybe with one or two good anecdotes? SIGRID NEILSON, CO-FOUNDER OF LAVENDER MENACE: The bookshop grew out of the fact that, for many LGBT people, including me, life in the sixties and seventies mostly had to … Read more