INTERVIEW: Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat talk Murder For Two

Jeremy Legat Ed MacArthur Murder For Two

Actors Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat talk Murder For Two, the two-hander murder mystery musical A hilarious high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a madcap murder mystery with a twist – two actors play thirteen characters, and the piano. A loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays, Murder For Two is a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder. Following its sell-out European Premiere at The Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace in 2017, Murder For Two is back at the Other Palace for a limited 5-week run this December. We talk to actors Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat – who reprise their performances as ‘Officer Marcus Moscowicz’ and ‘The Suspects’ – about the challenges of performing a two-hander murder mystery musical. Murder For Two isn’t a typical musical. Can you tell us a little about the premise? ED: “It’s a Murder Mystery parody in which I play the detective and … Read more

REVIEW: Musicals Unsung, St James Theatre Studio ✭✭✭✭

Unsung Musicals at the St James Studio

Musicals Unsung St James Studio Theatre 27 May 2016 4 Stars Musicals Unsung is an evening of songs cut from musicals. It’s an interesting premise and one that I found both entertaining and informative as a musical theatre lover. On this occasion, the song choices were decidedly modern with songs chosen from shows including The Last Five Years, Wicked, Shrek, Aladdin and The Drowsy Chaperone. The evening offered an insight into the process involved in developing musicals, and in some cases the fine tuning done to major musicals as they tour, or are made from animated features into stage musicals. Major musical motifs tend to remain in songs cut and replaced and it is usually easy to identify what shows are involved without being told. In the intimate St James Studio, playing to a full house, were Stewart Clarke, Lucie Jones, Jeremy Legat, Katie Paine and Sally Samad.  The majority … Read more

Casting Announced For European Premiere Of Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens musical Southwark Playhouse

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

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