UPCOMING: Am Dram A Musical Comedy at The Other Palace

Am Dram Musical Comedy

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 there – for revue-type shows that allowed them to experiment, gradually, with what worked and what didn’t, and, through a slow, laborious process of trial-and-error, come to a realisation of their particular skills in musical theatre craft before they launched upon bigger projects.  This approach produced a lot of indifferent work, but also some which then started the careers of many talented creatives, including plenty of the greatest ever exponents of this genre. Life today is not so simple.  Songwriters have to emerge not just with a few songs, but with a fully functioning, developed … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

Book tickets for Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you these first look images of Side Show the musical which opens tomorrow night at Southwark Playhouse. Tickets for Side Show are now on sale. Inspired by the real-life story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, the celebrated conjoined Siamese twins who went from a seedy sideshow act to become the highest paid Vaudeville stars of their time, Side Show is a remarkable story about love, acceptance and embracing the unique. With a score by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Elegies For Angels and Punks and Raging Queens) and additional material by Bill Condon (Director – Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters), Side Show’s Broadway production in 1997 marked the first time that two actresses shared the nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress. The cast features Louise Dearman (Wicked) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park) as conjoined … Read more

REVIEW: Flowers For Mrs Harris, Sheffield Crucible ✭✭✭

Flowers For Mrs Harris

Flowers For Mrs Harris Sheffield Crucible Theatre 3 Stars The new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris, recently enjoyed its world premiere season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It also brought to a close Daniel Evans’ tenure as Artistic Director after seven years, before he takes up his new position at Chicester. Evans undoubtedly leaves on a high. Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff have worked to adapt the story of a woman who ultimately wants to be loved and acknowledged. Whilst she has a best friend, we learn her husband died during World War II and the country is in the midst of austerity. She works tirelessly to help others but one day decides that she wants something for herself. Without giving too much away, her final destination is Christian Dior’s store in Paris. Her journey is more than her trip to Paris though; it is about finding contentment in … Read more

Dearman and Pitt-Pulford Join Together for Side Show The Musical

Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

Producers have announced that Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the much anticipated UK premiere of the Broadway musical Side Show at Southwark Playhouse. Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique. Louise Dearman (Daisy) is best known for being the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked, playing both roles to great acclaim in the West End. Her many other theatre credits include Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (UK Tour), Bianca in Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall), Mrs D in The Water Babies (Leicester Curve), Eva Peron in Evita (UK Tour) and Jan in Grease (West End). Laura Pitt-Pulford (Violet) received a 2016 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance … Read more

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