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
2016 was undoubtedly an exciting year for musical theatre with musicals featured both on stage and on screen.
However, looking ahead – now that we officially stepped into 2017, we can definitely look forward to another exciting selection of regional and touring musical productions.
Here is a very helpful article summarising what we can expect over the next 12 months.
As students/performers, we should always be curious about other performances. How many of these shows are you aware of and which one of these are you planning on watching?
Ben Kenwright’s latest production La Cage Aux Folles will embark on its first ever UK tour starting this week (5th Jan, 2017) in Oxford! Famously known for the song I Am What I Am, set designer Gary McCann spoke to WhatsOnStage about the challenges and the thought process behind his set design.
It is easy for us to forget that apart from performers, there are a team of creatives who also contributed to the overall production! The set designer is no exception.
To find out more about La Cage, heres a brief trailer 🙂