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Performance

VenueSavoy Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From27th September 2004
Opened7th October 2004
To16th October 2004
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed, Sat Mats 14:30 (not Sep 11). Oct 7 19:00
PricesFrom £10.00. To £50.00.
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Murderous Instincts

Murderous InstinctsT566583842
Murderous Instincts offers a sensational night's entertainment of mystery and mayhem set to the seductive sounds of summer salsa. Edwina, glamorous widow of the late rum tycoon, Bradford Buckingham, is awaiting the return of her children in the wake of their father's death. Summoned with their spouses to the luxurious, palm-lined Buckingham mansion, the couples arrive with quiet trepidation, each desperate to claim their share of the vast estate. But the family reunion soon collapses into frenzied turmoil with the sudden disappearance of their mother. As the mystery unravels, a string of forbidden secrets, lost dreams, and deeply-rooted fears are exposed in a dynamic whirlwind of lust, obsession, jealousy and greed. Suitable for age 14 and up.
Book by Cinda Fox
Music Alberto Carrion
Lyrics Cinda Fox


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Reviews

Reviews


UK Theatre Web: 07Sep04: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
I agree - it shouldn't be billed as a 'Salsa musical'. Clearly an attempt to cash in on the Salsa bandwagon in the UK. But highly entertaining, tremendous fun, totally bonkers - just like a musical should be!


UK Theatre Web: 06Sep04: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
i thought that it was an excelent proformence and will go down a treat in the west end. the story was excelent and a good section of song genres. the voices were great and a very enjoyable proforemence. it will be a great success. this is what proformences should all be like. well done


UK Theatre Web: 01Sep04: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
I was a little confused! Was i supposed to take it seriously or simply sit back and watch the insanity with a smile on my face. I agree that the first act needs some work to make it clear from the start that this is a show to laugh at. It really is a great nights entertainment though. "Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man" Fot goodness sake - does it matter, its was great fun. "apalling accents" Yes they were, your right! As for the dancing, it really shoudn't be billed as a "Salsa Musial" in that respect thought the score is superb and the voices make the show worth seeing if only for the experience of hearing some of the best voices around. Go see it - you wont be disapointed if you let yourself relax long enough to simply enjoy it. Lets stop being so uptight and for once, enjoy something for what it is - a bit of fun.


UK Theatre Web: 01Sep04: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Bloody brilliant - what are you all talking about. This is a great night out! Id pick this over Woman in White any day. Welcome back to the musical with a real plot and original music. Yee ha!


UK Theatre Web: 29Aug04: Star RatingStar Rating
Was Miguel embarrassed to be gay? Had the salsa dancers been tied-down during most of the show, in case they entertained the audience, only to make their dazzling contribution at the end , too little too late(had they been taking in the delights of the Norwich Bohemian glitterati scene, and just forgotten to come back and perform


UK Theatre Web: 29Aug04: Star RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.Great music and dancing but the dancing seemed to be an afterthought, slotted in in the wrong places, only to show its dazzling head right at the end, leaving you wondering why the best performers seemed to be hardly seen and the worst bored your pants off through a large part of the show


UK Theatre Web: 29Aug04: Star RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.

User Reviews

USER (07Sep04): I agree - it shouldn't be billed as a 'Salsa musical'. Clearly an attempt to cash in on the Salsa bandwagon in the UK. But highly entertaining, tremendous fun, totally bonkers - just like a musical should be!
USER (06Sep04): i thought that it was an excelent proformence and will go down a treat in the west end. the story was excelent and a good section of song genres. the voices were great and a very enjoyable proforemence. it will be a great success. this is what proformences should all be like. well done
USER (01Sep04): Bloody brilliant - what are you all talking about. This is a great night out! Id pick this over Woman in White any day. Welcome back to the musical with a real plot and original music. Yee ha!
USER (01Sep04): I was a little confused! Was i supposed to take it seriously or simply sit back and watch the insanity with a smile on my face. I agree that the first act needs some work to make it clear from the start that this is a show to laugh at. It really is a great nights entertainment though. "Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man" Fot goodness sake - does it matter, its was great fun. "apalling accents" Yes they were, your right! As for the dancing, it really shoudn't be billed as a "Salsa Musial" in that respect thought the score is superb and the voices make the show worth seeing if only for the experience of hearing some of the best voices around. Go see it - you wont be disapointed if you let yourself relax long enough to simply enjoy it. Lets stop being so uptight and for once, enjoy something for what it is - a bit of fun.
USER (29Aug04): Was Miguel embarrassed to be gay? Had the salsa dancers been tied-down during most of the show, in case they entertained the audience, only to make their dazzling contribution at the end , too little too late(had they been taking in the delights of the Norwich Bohemian glitterati scene, and just forgotten to come back and perform
USER (29Aug04): Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.Great music and dancing but the dancing seemed to be an afterthought, slotted in in the wrong places, only to show its dazzling head right at the end, leaving you wondering why the best performers seemed to be hardly seen and the worst bored your pants off through a large part of the show
USER (29Aug04): Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.

Company

Producer Manny Fox
Director Michael Rooney
Choreographer Michael Rooney
Choreographer Jhesus Aponte (salsa)
Costume Dinah England
Design Dinah England
Lighting Matthew Eagland
Sound Rick Clarke
Sound Mike Walker
Other Joseph Aguayo (creative consultant)
Director Milton Sesenton (music)
Performer Nichola McAuliffe (Edwina)
Performer Ben Goddard (Juan)
Performer John Capes (Reed)
Performer Simon Clark (Tweedman)
Performer Kevin Colson (Adolfo)
Performer Jonathan D. Ellis (Miguel)
Performer Christopher Frampton (Christopher)
Performer Sarah Ingram (Felicia)
Performer Arvid Larsen (Colin)
Performer Natalie O'Donnell (Lauren)
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