We are pleased to bring you this first look at rehearsals for Only The Brave, a new musical opening at the Wales Millennium Centre from 28 March to 2 April 2016. Directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of London’s Soho Theatre, Only The Brave tells the heart-breaking and inspirational true story of two couples brought together by war. With a book by Rachel Wagstaff, music by Matthew Brind and lyrics by Steve Marmion, this emotionally charged new musical brings to life the passion, camaraderie and courage of an incredible generation. Photos: Helen Maybanks Find Out More About Only The Brave
Key to the success of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the onstage relationship between Jameson played by Michael Praed and Benson played by Noel Sullivan. There is an immediate chemistry between these two, you get the feeling that they are having far more fun than we as the audience are and it’s infectious. It’s a chemistry that was missing in the West End, but this touring production has it in spades and then some.
Tamsin Greig is the lead performer here. She is perfect for the acting requirements. She has style, a sense of whimsical élan and a marvellous comic ability. She lands all the jokes and finds the true sense of despair which defines her character. But – Greig can’t give full measure and depth to the tunes she is asked to sing.