Within the last two weeks 2018 has come into full swing. There’s been so many news bulletins from the opera, theatre and the classical music world that I’ve decided to break down the theatre news into one blog post and bring you opera and classical music news tomorrow in another post. Enjoy!
The Other Palace Theatre has transformed its stage to the cosmic and intergalactic new production Eugenius!, which sends audiences back into the dreamy 80’s. For the oldies, like myself, it’s as if I never left. For anyone who wants to celebrate their childhood love of Thunder Cats, HeMan or 80’s movies, with the likes of Star Wars, Freddie Krueger or E.T., Eugenius! is the one to watch, but be prepared for heaps of cheese, 80’s fashion and cringe.
The Other Palace Theatre has just turned one year’s old and Eugenius! kick-starts its 2018 with an all-round inspiring and feel-good musical, directed by Sir Ian Talbot. Ben Adams (songwriter and producer for artists including Craig David and Alexander Burke) and Chris Wilkins (songwriter and voiceover artist) wrote Eugenius!, which was first showcased in the UK in 2016 at the London Palladium. Multi-talented actor and singer Liam Forde is the show’s comic book geek Eugene and Laura Baldwin performs as Eugene’s friend zoned pal Janey who is just as nerdy as he is but glows with extra sassiness. While Daniel Buckley truly impresses the audience with his moonwalking, rapping, vocal harmony and charm, putting the cool kids to shame with his courage and freaky naughtiness.
Has to bash out some words on this on #StuntCasting. Having read @matttrueman and @ShentonStage's post on Stunt Casting from @TanyaBurr at @swkplay I'm still unsure what the fuss is all about. Can we just let Burr have her time to shine on stage? trendfem.com/2018/02/tanya-…
☆☆☆☆ Well, I'm not holding back. Carey Mulligan is great in Dennis Kelly’s #GirlsAndBoys play showing at @royalcourt. 'Mulligan delivers a compelling monologue fuelled by extreme emotions.' £12 tickets available on Mondays 9am. I recommend you see her. trendfem.com/2018/02/girls-…
ICYMI: Here's my thoughts on @CarmenUnionLDN now at @TheUnionTheatre until March 10th 'Carmen 1808 is a thrilling 90 minutes of high energy theatre with music you'll know and songs you'll learn to love. trendfem.com/2018/02/union-… … If musical theatre is your thing, go! ☆☆☆☆ twitter.com/MaryGNguyen/st…
Better late than never! Here are my thoughts ☆☆☆☆ @CarmenUnionLDN @TheUnionTheatre -'Carmen 1808 is a thrilling 90 minutes of high energy theatre with music you'll know and songs you'll learn to love. https://t.co/PTmTB71hB8@PhilWillmott @RachelLeaGray Showing now - March 10 pic.twitter.com/aC0u59vAZA— Mary Grace Nguyen (@MaryGNguyen) February 16, 2018