The Seagull, Sister Act and Crazy For You…
Featuring reviews of A Doll’s House Part 2, The Seagull, The Drifter’s Girl, Much Ado About Nothing, Sister Act, The Glass Menagerie, Cruise, The Narcissist and Crazy For You.
In this episode, Natalie and Darren dive into a captivating line up of theatrical productions, each offering a unique and unforgettable experience. They begin by discussing A Doll’s House Part 2 at the Donmar Warehouse, featuring stellar performances by Noma Dumezweni and June Watson. The thought-provoking sequel to Ibsen’s classic play sparks a fascinating exploration of gender, power, and societal expectations. Next on the list is Jamie Lloyd’s thrilling production of The Seagull, starring Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. Natalie and Darren delve into the dynamic performances and Lloyd’s alternative approach to Chekhov’s timeless masterpiece.
Natalie and Darren discuss the farewell performance of Beverley Knight in The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre, celebrating her incredible contribution to the production. They also delve into the Royal Shakespeare Company’sproduction of Much Ado About Nothing, showcasing the company’s renowned excellence in Shakespearean theatre. They then turn their attention to the sensational Sister Act at the Hammersmith Apollo, where Beverley Knight shines as Delores captivating audiences with her remarkable voice and magnetic stage presence with comedic performances by the divine Lesley Joseph and Jennifer Saunders.
The episode also highlights the highly anticipated appearance of Hollywood star Amy Adams in The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s, where her extraordinary talent brings Tennessee Williams’ iconic characters to life. The episode takes a turn back to the vibrant atmosphere of 90s Soho with Cruise at the Apollo Theatre, exploring themes of love, self-discovery, and identity. They then explore The Narcissist at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, a thought-provoking play that delves into the complexities of ego and self-obsession. Lastly, Natalie and Darren express their excitement for Charlie Stemp’s return to the stage, as he dances his way back with Crazy For You at Chichester Festival Theatre. They discuss the infectious energy, dazzling choreography, and Stemp’s undeniable talent in this beloved musical.