The Motive and the Cue, Metamorphosis and I Should Be So Lucky
🎙️ Featuring the reviews of The Motive and the Cue, Metamorphosis and I Should Be So Lucky.
The Motive and the Cue:
Get ready for a theatrical journey packed with drama, laughter, and musical magic! First up, renowned director Sam Mendes takes the helm in a fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne. In The Motive and the Cue, witness Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton, Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud, and Tuppence Middleton as Elizabeth Taylor. As the year is 1964, and Burton is set to play Hamlet in an experimental Broadway production under Gielgud’s direction, the collision of two ages of theatre brings forth a riveting exploration of the politics of a rehearsal room and the intricate relationship between art and celebrity. After a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this celebrated production is transferring to the West End for 15 weeks only.
Next, dive into the surreal world of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis in a thrilling new adaptation by Frantic Assembly and Lemn Sissay OBE. The story follows Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into something dangerous and untouchable. Combining Lemn Sissay’s lyrical adaptation with Frantic Assembly’s uncompromising physicality, this promises to be a visceral and vital depiction of humans struggling within a crushing system.
I Should Be So Lucky:
Brace yourself for a journey down the aisle and into the isles with the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical – I Should Be So Lucky. Featuring the soundtrack of a generation, this musical takes you on a rollercoaster ride of love, laughter, and last-minute getaways. With hits from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Bananarama, and more, this British musical, directed and written by Debbie Isitt, is a celebration of the infectious tunes produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.