Flowers For Mrs Harris, Ocean Lane, Jock Night & David Paisley
Featuring our reviews of Flowers For Mrs Harris, Rumble in the Jungle Rematch, Via Katlehong – Dance Umbrella, Ocean at the End of the Lane, Jock Night plus an exclusive interview with David Paisley.
Welcome to a dazzling podcast episode featuring five extraordinary shows that promise to take you on an exhilarating journey through a world of captivating performances and thrilling narratives. Let’s dive into this vibrant line up and explore the wealth of searchable content!
First up, we have Flowers for Mrs. Harris, a London premiere starring Olivier Award-winning legend Jenna Russell. This heartfelt musical is based on the novel by Paul Gallico and brings to life the story of Ada Harris, a house cleaner who stumbles upon a stunning Dior dress in Belgravia. With music and lyrics by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff, this production promises to be a sensational experience, directed by Bronagh Lagan.
Next, get ready to be mesmerized by Via Katlehong, the award-winning South African dance company, as they return to the stage at Sadler’s Wells. Their intoxicating expression and pulsating rhythms are set to leave you in awe, as they explore the boundless possibilities of movement and dance.
For a unique immersive experience, join us at Rumble in the Jungle Rematch, a theatrical journey back to 1974 Kinshasa, Africa, for the iconic Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman championship bout. This historical recreation will transport you to the vibrant atmosphere of the legendary Zaire 74 festival, featuring unforgettable music from James Brown, Sister Sledge, Celia Cruz, and more. Witness the intense lead-up to the championship fight and immerse yourself in a night filled with soul-stirring melodies.
From the imaginative mind of Neil Gaiman, acclaimed author of Coraline and Good Omens, comes The Ocean at the End of the Lane. This National Theatre adaptation takes you on a magical journey where a man is transported back to his 12th birthday, discovering a world of limitless possibilities. Starring Eastenders legend Charlie Brooks, this enchanting tale explores ancient forces and childhood adventures.
Lastly, don’t miss Jock Night, a captivating exploration of modern gay relationships in Manchester’s Gay Village. Join Ben, Kam, Russ, and Antony as they navigate a world filled with chemsex, jockstraps, and wild nights. David Paisleystars as Ben, a Victoria Wood fan in search of love, while Kam hides his struggles with addiction behind a fabulous facade. This poignant and humorous production, based on interviews with Manchester’s LGBTQIA+ community, is a two-act world premiere created especially for Seven Dials Playhouse. WE also have an exclusive interview with David Paisley who chats with Darren about everything Jock Night.
These five remarkable shows promise a diverse range of entertainment, from soul-stirring music and dance to immersive historical experiences and thought-provoking narratives. Join us on this exciting journey through the world of live entertainment!