I came late to Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner having somehow never read the Best Selling novel first […]
Many people will be avoiding Central London tomorrow, Monday 9th January, because of a 24 hour strike by Workers from the RMT and the TSSA. DON’T! Use Theatremonkey’s Day Seat Finder and make the most of the strike!
Most Zone 1 stations are likely to be closed during the action but that could be just the ticket to snaffle a bargain for often sold-out West End shows.
We all know those moments in the Theatre that get our goat. People talking, phones going off, rude […]
Long before mash-ups, some of the greatest composers ever to work in Musical Theatre created the perfect fusion […]
If you love your musicals Christmassy and camp, pop on a scarf and head south to Stockwell, where a passionate group of amateur performers is taking on Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol at South London’s lovely Lost Theatre.
This Christmas Carol may not stick faithfully to the spirit of the original story, and the tunes may not be from Menken’s top drawer, but this version, with a book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens (who also wrote the lyrics), does have an undeniable – if schmaltzy – charm.
“Overtures are out of style now. I miss them. It’s the show’s way of welcoming you.” The Drowsy Chaperone.
The Drowsy Chaperone’s Man in the Chair had a point. Overtures may have somewhat fallen out of favour, but they serve an important purpose – allowing the audience to settle, sweets to be unwrapped and, most important of all, to introduce the audience to the show’s musical themes; a little amuse bouche to whet the appetite before the main course arrives.
So which is your favourite overture? Vote below
Mad about Lin-Manuel Miranda? Crazy for Follies? Can’t wait for Angels in America? 2017 is set to be […]