Tag: Musical

Film, Venue

In The Heights: Review

If you love Lin Manuel Miranda’s musicals, you’re going to love In The Heights. The film is based on the musical of the same name by the creator of Hamilton. I’m glad I didn’t see or listen to the musical before watching as this allowed me to enjoy something I had not seen before. The…

Arts

Q&A with the creative team behind Sweet Charity

Katie Stockton interviewed Hal Bennet, Musical Director and Molly Farley, Director of UEA’S upcoming production: Sweet Charity. Firstly: Why Sweet Charity? H: I wanted to do something like Chicago but with the grandeur of Les Mis. And then I asked Molly to get involved. M: -I’d never directed a musical before, but I had sung the…

Arts, Uncategorized

Review: Cabaret 2019 at the UEA Drama Studio

In aid of Rare Disease UK and St Martins Housing Trust, Minotaur Theatre Company’s vibrant production of Cabaret 2019 certainly delivered on its promise to provide “a night of thrilling musical theatre”. The selection of songs from contemporary musicals was refreshing and successful in capturing the zeitgeist of the musical theatre landscape. At the same…

Film

I dreamed a dream (of French Revolution era sexual politics)

As ever, the BBC has successfully attempted to inject a bit more life into its evening dramas this year. One of its much anticipated offerings is the new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Misérables. With some all-star names including Dominic West and Olivia Coleman, the show boasts of being a much closer adaptation of…

Arts

Review: Guys and Dolls at the Norwich Theatre Royal

The opening performance of Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society’s classic, and dare I say predictable, interpretation of ‘Guys and Dolls’ was not necessarily a well-oiled machine. Originally based on the stories of Damon Runyon, ‘Guys and Dolls’ is a traditional ‘Broadway fable,’ which combines classic romance with the gambling underworld. As Nathan Detroit struggles to…

Arts

Venue reviews: Fun Home

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a graphic memoir first published in 2006. It traces her life prior to and surrounding her father’s death; featuring her troubled childhood, realising that she’s a lesbian and coming out, and learning that her father was gay and had affairs with – sometimes underage – men. Having encountered the book…

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