WHEN?: Matinee Thursday 29 July, booking to 5 September 2021
When Covid-19 closed theatres in March 2020 this production was booking at the Other Palace until May and we said in our February review that: ‘This preview received a rapturous standing ovation, a sign that Be More Chill looks set to be with us when the weather warms up – and perhaps even longer should the West End melt to its charms.’
Read on for reasons including what this West End transfer looks and feels like in a post-lockdown world
WHEN?: Matinee Wednesday 28 July 2021, booking to 11 September 2021
RUNTIME: 150 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)
We were at a preview of this production at the Other Palace over 3 years ago and we’re back because we’ve enjoyed its 2 new leads in Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion, Christina Bennington) and & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre, Jordan Luke Gage).
Read on for reasons including how the vociferous audience is so powerful it is like having an extra Heather onstage
WHEN?: matinee Sunday 25 July 2021, opens 4 August, runs to 17 October
RUNTIME: 145 minutes (including a 20-minute matinee)
Sutton Foster won a Tony for her portrayal of nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the 2011 Broadway production and there are 2 moments here at this 3rd preview where she spurs the enthusiastic audience into mid-show standing ovations.
Read on for reasons including how Foster’s chemistry with Lindsay as public enemy Moonface Martin is a delight
This is shaping up to be 1 of our 1st gigs proper since Madonna at the Palladium pre-lockdowns in February 2020 and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The occasion is Heritage Live and the setting is north London’s beautiful Kenwood House. We’ve seen Rufus Wainwright here before and we know we’re in for something special because Culture Club and Bananarama always deliver live. Tickets
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If winning May’s Eurovision Song Contest in front of 183 million viewers wasn’t enough, Italy’s Måneskin had a top 20 hit with the victorious Zitti e buoni in the UK – and then followed it with 2 top 10 successes.
Read on for reasons including how London’s live music gig scene was key to the band’s success
TRACKLIST: Buns ‘N’ Roses; It Has To Be Her; Bad Cinderella; So Long; Unfair; Unbreakable; Hunks’ Song; Man’s Man; So Long (Reprise); Only you, Lonely You; The Queen’s Boudoir; I Know You; I Know You (Reprise); The Village Square; Unfair (Reprise); The Godmother’s Shop; Beauty Has A Price; Fanfare; The Cinderella Waltz; The Ball; I Know I Have A Heart; Act 2 Scene 2; I Am No Longer Me; Moment Of Triumph; What Were You Thinking?; Far Too Late; Ego Has A Price (Reprise); The Wedding Fanfare; The Wedding March; The Ceremony; The Vanquishing; Man’s Man (Reprise); Cinderella’s Solilioquy; The Wedding Party; Finale; Marry For Love; Only You, Lonely You
With former Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell at the helm in the year she won an Oscar for Promising YoungWoman this Cinderella was always likely to be a radical reinterpretation of the beloved fairy tale – and so it proves.