Julian Eaves takes a look at Crazytown : The World of Ryan Scott Oliver which is being presented at The Other Palace Studio on Monday 26 March 2018. There’s a welcome return to London coming up for the multi-talented Ryan Scott Oliver, one of the most original – and accomplished – musical theatre voices in New York. Having made a sensational splash in this building last year in the debut staging of ‘35MM: A Musical Exhibition‘, and a kind of love-letter to his husband-to-be, the photographer Matthew Murphy: in fact, it remains his one non-commissioned work; everything he has done has been to order. Anyway, the same team that made that remarkable show such a hit – director Adam Lenson and MD Joe Bunker – have gone the whole hog and turned themselves into producers as well, in order to ensure that this show gets before the public. And what … Read more
This current production looks like an object lesson in how to fuse the best of experienced industry leaders with dynamic new talent. And the writing-directing-choreographing team here are scoring a massive hit with their debut project: doubtless, they will be using the Cockpit run to make further refinements to the script.
A new production of the musical The Wedding Singer will tour the UK in 2017. Based on the hit film of the same name the tour will open at the Leicester Curve on 6 February 2017. It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glen. Only Grandma Rosie seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be. The Wedding Singer cast will include Jon Robyns (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Legally Blonde) as … Read more