Some people attending probably only ever go to the theatre to see the Christmas panto, and this certainly doesn’t disappoint. Some attending may even by inspired to go and read up on the beautiful stories whence the title figure springs. And some will merely be grateful that this provides two and a half hours in which they do not have to try to entertain their children: the show will do that for them.
The Toxic Avenger Southwark Playhouse 26 April 2016 5 Stars Book Now “There’s a place between heaven and hell, Don’t need a map, just follow the smell, A place filled with filthy air, A place full of dark despair, A place you have no prayer, A place called New Jersey” So begins, two hours of theatrical brilliance that had me laughing throughout. Created by Lloyd Kaufman, The Toxic Avenger was the central character in a series of cult movies and thanks to Joe Di Pietro (Book and Lyrics) and David Bryan (Music and Lyrics), Toxie, as he’s affectionately called in the show has landed at the Southwark Playhouse. The plot in brief. Tromaville is suffering from extreme toxic waste and Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring scientist is determined to clean up the problem. The only problem is that he’s up against a corrupt Mayor. In her efforts to stop … Read more
Final casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Grey Gardens the musical which will play at the Southwark Playhouse from Saturday 2 January – Saturday 6 February 2016. The musical Grey Gardens is based on the iconic documentary, telling real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. Starting in 1941 at an engagement party at Grey Gardens, the Bouvier’s mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical tracks the progression of the two women’s lives from American aristocrats to reclusive social outcasts living in such squalid conditions, in a home overrun by cats, that the Health Department deemed the mansion ‘unfit for human habitation’. Joining the previously announced Olivier Award-winning West End stars, Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are: Billy Boyle, who has just finished two years playing Grandpa George in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the … Read more