Julian Eaves take a look at Am Dram a new musical comedy by Katie Lam and Alex Parker which recently previewed at The Other Palace Theatre. Am Dram: A Musical Comedy The Other Palace 3rd February 2019 The time was that emerging songwriters could start off their careers writing numbers – one here, a couple […]
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Julian Eaves reviews Working at Southwark Playhouse “You’re going to love the songs. You will remember many of them – and with affection.”
There is a simplicity to the characters which is artless and appealing in its own way, but it also makes them rather thinly drawn, and even over the course of an hour, we find ourselves asking rather more questions about them than we find answered.
And the company, all giving their energies for a song and dance, make this the wonder it is: a rollicking night out, and also a landmark in the development of another great British musical theatre writing team. Where will they go to next?
This was a delightful evening, bursting with talent at all points, and consistently enjoyable. It is good to be able to stand back sometimes and reflect on the detailed musical joys of these composers absent stage apparatus.
Wheeler’s dialogue sparkled and fizzed, even in the mouths of those who were oddly or badly miscast. The sense of the quality of the literary glories of the book was most clear in the case of Joanna Riding’s faultless Countess. Every line was a winner. In the hands of Anna O’Byrne, Anne Ergerman was a […]