Bugsy Malone, Sleeping Beauty and Allegiance…
Featuring reviews of Bugsy Malone, On the Ropes, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, As You Like It, Allegiance, Witness for the Prosecution plus an exclusive interview with Oli Higginson
Get ready for a lively and diverse episode as Natalie and Darren delve into an exciting array of theatre productions. They kick off the discussion with Darren’s turn to see the timeless and delightful Bugsy Malone, a family-friendly musical that brings the gangster era to life with a cast of talented young performers. Next on their list is the thrilling and intense On the Ropes, a gripping drama that explores the world of boxing and the personal battles fought inside and outside the ring at Park Theatre. Prepare to be enchanted by Matthew Bourne’s captivating interpretation of Sleeping Beauty, a ballet production that combines exquisite choreography with a touch of dark magic. They’ll also dive into the thought-provoking play Irrelevant, which tackles important themes surrounding identity, belonging, and human connection. Join them for a lively discussion about the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, a pantomime filled with laughter, adventure, and magical moments starring Julian Clarey, Dawn French, Nigel Havers and Dame favourite Gary Wilmot.
They’ll also explore the enchanting world of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a romantic comedy set in the Forest of Arden that explores themes of love, identity, and the power of nature. Prepare to be moved by Allegiance, starring the Star Trek legend George Takei, a powerful musical that tells the story of Japanese Americans during World War II and their struggle for identity, loyalty, and justice. They’ll also discuss the long-running and captivating Witness for the Prosecution, a thrilling courtroom drama that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Don’t miss Darren’s interview with actor Oli Higginson, who shares insights about his role in Smoke at Southwark Playhouse, and stay tuned as they delve into the popular Netflix series Bridgerton, discussing its impact and captivating storytelling. Join Natalie and Darren for an episode filled with theatre reviews, interviews, and engaging conversations that will leave you inspired and eager to explore the wonderful world of performance over a pot of Smoky Earl Grey tea.