CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
is a spoof murder mystery set in Boston, Massachusetts, during the late 1950s. The helter-skelter plot follows the story of an ill-fated theatre company whose inordinately untalented leading lady is murdered during the curtain call at the opening night of the production of a new musical Robbinâ Hood of the Old West. A police detective, who happens to be a musical theatre fanatic, arrives to take charge - can Lieutenant Cioffi solve the case, save the show, win the girl and also escape with his life.
was the last musical written by Kander and Ebb. Their skilful and tuneful score includes the beautiful and moving "I Miss the Music", sung by a lonely composer when his writing partner has left him, which is made even more poignant by the fact that Fred Ebb died during the final stages of production, leaving John Kander to complete the project alone.
Performers , (Cioffi) Jason Manford , (Aaron Fox) Ore Oduba , (Georgia Hendriks) Carley Stenson , (Carmen) Rebecca Lock , (Christopher Belling) Samuel Holmes , (Niki Harris) Leah West , (Bobby) Alan Burkett , (Bambi) Emma Caffrey , (Daryl Grady) Adam Rhys-Charles , (Oscar Shapiro) Martin Callaghan , (Johnny Harmon) Minal Patel , (Sidney) Mark Sangster , (ensemble) Kathryn Barnes , (ensemble) Pamela Blair , (ensemble) Charlie Johnson , (ensemble) Kate Ivory Jordan , (ensemble) Robin Kent , (ensemble) Thomas Lee-Kid , (ensemble) Ben Mundy , (ensemble) JR Ballantyne , (ensemble) Gleanne Purcell-Brown . (ensemble) Samuel John-Humphreys Book by . Rupert Holmes Music . John Kander Lyrics . Fred Ebb Lyrics (additional lyrics). John Kander Lyrics (additional lyrics). Rupert Holmes Producer . Dan Looney Producer . Adam Paulden Producer (for DLAP Entertainment). Jason Haigh-Ellery Director . Paul Foster Choreographer . Alistair David Music (musical supervision and arrangements). Sarah Travis Design . David Woodhead Costume . Gabriella Slade Lighting . Tim Mitchell Sound . Tom Marshall Director (casting director). Jim Arnold
User Reviews Sue Dartnell (26Feb20): Most enjoyable show. Catchy songs, great choreography and funny. Will go to see it again.
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