My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Julian Eaves

Girl From The North Country

We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Julian Eaves nominated his favourites. This has been a terrific year for new musical theatre writing, with so much great talent on show that it’s difficult to know where to begin. ‘The State of Things’ by Thomas Attwood and Elliot Clay made a dazzling debut at the ever-enterprising Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, with a score that easily outshone some much more celebrated new productions in the West End, and a book that holds promise but needs more development.  Speaking of which, ‘Everyone’s Talking About Jamie‘ arrived from Yorkshire as a terrific collection of songs by Dan Gillespie-Sells and Tom MacRae, although the latter’s book doesn’t exert quite the same grip on the imagination.  This seems to be a frequently experienced problem with new musical theatre and it is one that occupies the mind of many in the industry. Read … Read more

A New Cast Rocks In The Quentin Dentin Show

The Quentin Dentin Show at Tristan Bates Theatre

Having developed a cult following on its journey from London to Edinburgh and back again,  The Quentin Dentin Show will return to The Tristan Bates Theatre from 19th June to 29 July 2017. With a brilliant original soundtrack, live rock band and dazzling choreography, The Quentin Dentin Show, a satire on the extremes to which we’ll go to get ahead, is guaranteed to make you happy or kill you trying. The cast for the show includes Luke Lane (The Quentin Dentin Show, Above The Arts; King John, Shakespeare’s Globe; A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Henry V, Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Shauna Riley (The Quentin Dentin Show, Above The Arts/Edinburgh Fringe; Bas, Prague Fringe; Sasha, Seventh Dream Ventures), Max Panks (Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Park Theatre; Lost Boy The Musical, Charing Cross Theatre and Finborough Theatre; Loserville, Union Theatre), Freya Tilly (You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews, Garrick Theatre; … Read more

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