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Musicals 2008 Archives - One4Review

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

August 8, 2008 |

‘Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens’ is a musical, which despite being around for some time is neither often performed nor well known. Part of the problem is the lack of any catchy refrains but the subject matter … Read More

The Riot Showgrrrls Club

August 8, 2008 |

Madam Magdalene and Mistress Lilith open their doors and our minds to their ‘Academy for Higher Consciousness’. Encouraging us females and the lesser males in the audience into seeing that Feminists really do have better sex! Filled with humour … Read More

Faeries

August 8, 2008 |

Based on the very real fact that in 1918 two young cousins Elsie and Frances took photographs of Faeries at the bottom of their garden. Although it was some time before these pictures caused a stir no one has … Read More

A Slice of Saturday Night

August 8, 2008 |

Viva Youth Theatre present their adaptation of the musical ‘A Slice of Saturday Night’, the worry with youth theatre productions of this show is that you tend to find that cast members are either too old or worse still … Read More

Greyfriars Twisted Tale

August 8, 2008 |

Normally the name of the theatre company has no bearing on the show but I love ‘The Bridewell Theatre Company in association with City of the Dead Walking Tours presents The Martians’ who present "Greyfriars Twisted Tales"! As it … Read More

The Spitfire Grill

August 8, 2008 |

As the third of four musicals presented this Fringe by The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) I was looking forward to seeing ‘The Spitfire Grill’, this is the UK Premiere of this musical. Having already seen … Read More

Harry!

August 8, 2008 |

My first introduction to Shrewsbury School at the Edinburgh Fringe was with Jekyll! In 1995. This adaptation was written by Moore, Went and Fanning and was so superb I bought the CD. I have seen all six productions since … Read More

Sweet Charity

August 8, 2008 |

This version of Sweet Charity is polished and slick. Directors Richard Brownlie-Marshall and Zoe Thomas must take much credit for keeping the action flowing in one continuous act. Also, all the principals performed their roles successfully, bringing out the … Read More

Hero

August 8, 2008 |

‘Hero’ is a musical with a Greek chorus but it certainly is no Greek Tragedy. Telephos (Mathew Knott) seller of lucky charms is in despair, all the bad-luck in the world seems to be focused on him and the … Read More

We Will Rock You

August 8, 2008 |

Under the banner of the Schools version Gordonstoun school present their interpretation of the musical ‘We Will Rock You’,  the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. The story is loosely woven round the songs sung by the late great … Read More