Following their sell out performances at The Pheasantry and a standout performance at 2015’s Sondheim 85th Birthday Gala at Drury Lane, Ferris & Milnes, the musical theatre comedy cabaret performed by Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes, have been invited to take up creative residency at the St James Theatre Studio. The first show of the St. James Studio residency will be Ferris & Milnes: Live at the St. James – Let’s Go On With The Show!, which will be performed for two nights only, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January. The production offers an eclectic and vitality-packed musical programme, ranging from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood to current favourites and pop classics, all performed in Ferris & Milnes’ original musical arrangements. The numbers sit alongside Dominic’s and Martin’s unique brand of ‘banteriffic’ comedy, which has always found audiences ‘expecting the unexpected’. Ferris & Milnes will perform further … Read more
There was a charming mix of reverence and irreverence as well, making the audience feel specially entertained and complicit with the in-jokes. The warm up prelude, People Who Like Sondheim (performed with zing by Kit and McConnel) was good fun and the duo appeared throughout as a kind of Sondheim Statler and Waldorf with witty and barbed repartee. In the second Act though, one of the unarguable surprise sensations of the evening was a five minute romp through 33 Sondheim compositions, “Ladies and gentlemen may we have your attention please…” presented with real style and panache by Martin Milnes and Dominic Ferris. These cabaret contributions provided some much needed innovative content.