Tammy Faye, Moulin Rouge and The Choir of Man…
Tammy Faye, Moulin Rouge and The Choir of Man…

Tammy Faye, Moulin Rouge and The Choir of Man…

Episode 11
28:32

Featuring the reviews of Pretty Woman, My Neighbour Totoro, Tammy Faye, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Moulin Rouge, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Choir of Man, Eureka Day, An Improbable Musical and The Famous Five.

 

In this captivating episode, Natalie and Darren explore a diverse array of theatrical productions, showcasing the richness and variety of the live performance world. They begin with the glitz and glamour of Pretty Woman at the Piccadilly Theatre, celebrating the stage adaptation of the beloved romantic comedy. Next on their discussion is the enchanting production of My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre, a beautifully told story that brings the beloved Studio Ghibli film to life on stage. They delve into the visual and emotional journey that captures the imagination of audiences. They turn their attention to Tammy Faye, the musical collaboration between Elton John and Jake Shears, which chronicles the remarkable life of the iconic televangelist. They discuss the catchy tunes, compelling storytelling, and standout performances that make this production a must-see.

The National Theatre’s production of Blues for an Alabama Sky takes centre stage in the conversation, exploring the struggles and dreams of a group of friends in 1930s Harlem. They discuss the powerful performances and thought-provoking themes that make this play a poignant and relevant experience. The smash-hit production of Moulin Rougeat the Piccadilly Theatre is another highlight, capturing the glamour, passion, and spectacle of the iconic Parisian cabaret. They discuss the electrifying performances, stunning choreography, and memorable musical numbers that make this production an unforgettable experience. The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Kingston Rose Theatre is another noteworthy production exploring the timeless themes of justice, morality, and compassion in Bertolt Brecht’sclassic play.

The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre is celebrated for its unique blend of party atmosphere, concert-style performances, and breath-taking reinventions of chart-topping hits. Natalie and Darren highlight the infectious energy, stellar vocals, and immersive experience that make this show a crowd-pleaser. Natalie’s turn to see Helen Hunt’sWest End turn in Eureka Day is another focal point of the conversation, praising her remarkable performance in this hilarious thought-provoking play that explores themes of community, parenting, and education. They also discuss An Improbable Musical at the Hackney Empire, showcasing the imaginative and playful approach of the renowned theatre company. The episode concludes with the new direction taken by Tamara Harvey in her adaptation of Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five at Chichester Festival Theatre, offering a fresh take on the beloved childhood adventure series.

Meet your Hosts & Guests:

Darren Lee Murphy

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Natalie Maher

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