The London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced casting for their concert version of Camelot at the London Palladium on 6 October 2018. Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot returns to the West End for the first time in over thirty years. Based on T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, Camelot won four Tony Awards and was reported a favourite of American President John F Kennedy. Camelot brings the Arthurian legend to life on the stage. When Guenevere falls for Lancelot, one of the Knights of the Round Table, Arthur’s loyalties and beliefs are tested, and the fate of his beloved Camelot hangs in the balance. Camelot includes the songs “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “How To Handle A Woman”, “The Lusty Month of May” and “Camelot”. The role of Arthur will be played by Olivier Award-winner David Thaxton (Passion / Les Misérables / Jesus Christ Superstar), Guenevere will be … Read more
Prom Kween is the comedy musical based on the true story of Matthew Crisson, the first ever non binary kid to win the US high school title of Prom Queen and the bitches who tried to stand in the way. Part parody, part homage to the American High School genre Prom Kween has an original book and score by musical comedy award-winning duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. Prom Kween also satirises modern day America and Its contradictioons when it comes to what is acceptable. This is a country whose President wants to build a border wall with Mexico, whilst the highest rating reality programme is a race to become America’s next drag superstar. Prom Kween celebrates these contradictions whilst ripping it to shreds. Prom Kween’s cast will include (in alphabetical order) William Donaldson (Boris Got Buggered, Theatre Delicatessen), Rebecca Humphries (Pomona, National Theatre/Royal Exchange/Orange Tree), Daniel Millar (The Play That … Read more
I willing to concede that I have may have missed a great deal, and certainly the mainly youngish audience loved it on press night; but to me this was ultimately a preposterous mish-mash of possibilities that never gelled. The Emperor never deigned to wear any clothes for long enough for us to care about any of the characters or gain a sense of thrill or sustained absorption from the situations evoked.