Famed New York Sing-a-long show tune bar Marie’s Crisis to take over British gay pub The City Of Quebec in London for one week only. For more than four decades, famed show tune bar Marie’s Crisis has hosted theatre fans in New York’s West Village. With a singing pianist, patrons are treated to an extensive repertoire of show tunes old and new seven nights a week. Producer Ray Rackham has teamed up with the bar to bring Marie’s Crisis Pop-Up Piano Bar to London from October 30 – November 3, 2018. Legendary British gay pub The City Of Quebec will play host to the pop-up. Kenney M. Green and Adam Michael Tilford, the singing pianists from Marie’s in New York will come to London along with singers Randy Taylor and Jennifer Pace who are regulars at Marie’s in New York.
This week Julian paid a visit to the London Theatre Workshop to take a look at You Tweet My Face Space. Once again, LTW hosts another outstanding event: this time, a Pre-Edinburgh Fringe preview of an original new comedy, written and produced by Tom Hartwell and directed by Lilac Yosiphon, starring ten recent graduates of Mountview Academy (BA Acting). The company they invited in, Boots and Cats Productions, is partnered to them and they have worked closely together in creating this preview. Ray Rackham and Skye Crawford’s LTW has just scored an immense hit with its scaled up transfer to the Southwark Playhouse of last summer’s success at Eel Brook Common, ‘Through The Mill‘. Now in the process of transferring itself to new and larger premises atop the New Moon pub at Leadenhall Market in The City, it is continuing to make a name for itself in finding new talent … Read more
Ray Rackham’s play is infused with enormous passion for its subject, a woman who touched the lives of millions with her extraordinary singing and irrepressible charm. A witty and thoughtful piece, Through the Mill looks at snapshots from key moments from Judy Garland’s life, which demonstrate the interplay between her overwhelming professional life and personal struggles. Exceptional live music – delivered by various members of the cast – and a busy set partitioned for various stages of Garland’s career lends itself to an immersive and often powerful theatrical experience.
Apartment 40C, is a new musical conceived, written and workshopped at London Theatre Workshop which gets its World Premiere in Fulham from Wednesday 3 to Saturday 20 December. Featuring six actors playing two characters, Apartment 40C explores how relationships are affected by the endless possibility of choice. Told over the course of one evening, the musical examines decades of love, happiness, regret and loss; chances taken and options missed; and how it is sometimes impossible to make any kind of distinction between the past and the present. The musical features Alex Crossley, Alex James Ellison, Peter Gerald, Nova Skipp, Drew Weston, Lizzie Wofford. Apartment 40C is written by joint London Theatre Workshop Artistic Directors Ray Rackham (book and lyrics) and Tom Lees (music). London Theatre Workshop 65 New Kings Road above the Eel Brook Public House London SW6 4SG Box office: 01202 045659 www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk