London Road

DISCOVERY TUESDAY

London Road the musical is written based on a real-life event of a serial killer in London Road near Ipswich. The musical is written in the verbatim style – a style of writing where the musical is constructed using the text exactly as recorded in documentaries and interviews. The ‘music’ and lyrics is dictated and mimicked mainly by the rhythm, pace and pitch of the spoken words.

London was a project launched by the National Theatre initially, however, after receiving many positive reviews, the show was taken on a national tour and later in 2015, reworked for a film adaptation which was recently broadcasted on BBC iplayer.

London Road – written by Alecky Blythe (book and lyrics) and Adam Cork (music and Continue reading

It Sucks To Be Me

This is a little fun video for you all…

So apparently a new TV show called I Can Do That in America where they put celebrities in teams, giving them unique acts to perform and hopefully discover something/a hidden skill they don’t even know they have/can do.

Most recently, Nicole Scherzinger and Joe Jonas took on the challenge and performed It Sucks To Be Me from Avenue Q. This looks like a very entertaining TV programme, I might just dig a little deeper and see what else they’ve been doing… But for the time being, see what you think 🙂

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Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

BBC has made a new 3-part documentary on musical theatre, this episode takes a look at some of the musicals written in the early MT period, you’ll hear songs by Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin, as well as some performances and interviews with giant household names.

PS – As this is broadcasted on BBC iplayer, be sure to watch it before it expires at early Feb, enjoy 🙂

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0888r7n/sound-of-musicals-with-neil-brand-1-oh-what-a-beautiful-mornin