The musical will be staged in early November at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre Victoria, in a joint production by the Don Bosco Oratory and Chorus Urbanus Productions. Music and lyrics for Scrooge! are the work of Leslie Bricusse, based on the well-known classic novel `A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. This musical had an instant world-wide success when it was produced as a film in 1970. It tells the tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The original musical production on stage of Scrooge! opened in the UK in 1992, also with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. It has been, and is still being played between November and January in some of the best theatres in the UK and around the world. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 … [Read more...] about Scrooge! Live on stage next month at the Don Bosco Oratory, Gozo
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PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 September 2018 Hayley Anderson Goodnight Sweetheart at the Brookside Theatre. Brookside Theatre I’ve got to admit, I didn’t really know anything about the classic BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart before this week. That was until I went to Brookside Theatre, Eastern Road, Romford, where the show, which was originally aired in 1993, was turned into a musical live on stage.And soon enough I realised not only was I sitting in a theatre in 2018, I was being transported to a living room in the 80s and to east end pub The Royal Oak in 1940.As soon as the lights were dimmed and the sound of fighter planes flying through the sky were heard, I was excited to discover what it was all about.This musical adaptation, written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, retold the tale of how married TV repairman Gary Sparrow stumbled across Duckett’s Passage, an alleyway which takes him back in time to a war-torn London where he falls in love … [Read more...] about Review: Brookside Theatre’s Goodnight Sweetheart the musical both heartwarming and entertaining
Feed me will be the cries of both the plant and audience as several youngsters from around the local area perform the sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors. Milton Keynes Theatre has partnered with Vivo D’arte from Thursday to Saturday August 9 to 11. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breedof plant he names Audrey II - after his co-worker crush. However the plant turns out to be a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore and promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination. Leading cast includes Alfie Glasser as Seymour, Caitlyn Allen as Audrey and Luke Canavan as Mr Mushnik. Nathaniel Thomas plays Orin Scrivello while Chris Gannon takes on the role of Audrey II. Natasha Holland, Tia Antoine Charles and Chenise Trantum play Ronnette, Crystal and Chiffon respectively. With a … [Read more...] about Musical is down on Skid Row via Milton Keynes
Wicked, BGE Theatre, DublinA ridiculous politician, high on bluster, tightens his grip on power by appealing to the worst prejudices of the populace, writes Ed Power. His hair is silly but his rhetoric is potent –and he has a powerful aversion to women who know their minds.When Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz debuted Wicked on Broadway in 2003, little could they have predicted how strongly this fantastic, hyperactive and thumpingly allegorical Wizard Of Oz prequel would resonate a decade and a half later. Yet the contemporary parallels are undeniable as the new UK touring production clicks its ruby slippers and materialises at BGE Theatre for a seven week run. The ridiculous politician is the not very wonderful Wizard of Oz. As the 1939 adaptation of the Frank L Baum novel communicated so iconically, he’s a small man taking refuge in a vainglorious image. But he meets his match, and then some, in Amy Ross’s Elphaba. A green-skinned young woman raised an outcast, … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Does the popular musical live up to its Wicked name?
The award-winning hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live to Sussex cinemas on Thursday, July 5 (7.20pm). There will be screenings at: Picturedrome – Bognor Regis, Cineworld – Brighton, Odeon – Brighton, Duke of York’s – Brighton, Chichester Cinema at New Park, Cineworld – Chichester, Cineworld – Crawley, The Hawth – Crawley, Scott Cinemas – East Grinstead, Cineworld – Eastbourne, Odeon – Hastings, The Capitol – Horsham, The Picture House – Uckfield and Ritz Digital and Connaught Cinema – Worthing.More2Screen has been appointed by Producer Nica Burns and Nimax Theatres to broadcast the award-winning five-star musical live by satellite from the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End, followed by a worldwide recorded roll-out in the autumn.Inspired by a true story, this feel-good show has been thrilling audiences and critics alike since it opened at the … [Read more...] about Hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie comes to Sussex cinemas