We loved this show.
Not the sort of thing we’d normally go for; we don’t really do musicals and certainly not juke box musicals.
But we’re both very fond of the Kinks, and of the Hampstead Theatre. We also trust Joe Penhall as a playwright.
Good call – this show was so enjoyable and we sensed that the Hampstead had a hit on its hands…
…which it did.
Well written, well acted & directed, superb musical performances…
…great fun too. By the end, it was more or less like being at an exciting gig. We ate at Harry Morgan before the show.
Here is a link to the Hampstead resource on this production.
Here is a YouTube “behind the scenes”/trailer:
Here is a link to a search term which should find you plenty of reviews. They were mostly rave reviews; deservedly.
This short Norwegian play ticked most if not all of our boxes, in theory.
Adapted by Simon Stephens, whom we very much admire. Two fine actors in Tom Brooke and Jack Laskey. An astonishing, watery set…
…yet somehow the piece failed to move us much. To us, it felt like a slight piece with ideas above its station.
The critics loved it – click here for a search term that provides links to all the right places.
You can see a vid clip if you click through this link from this production at the Festival Avignon.
Paul Taylor in The Independent – click here – claimed not to much like Jon Fosse but found this production one of the best things he’d ever seen.
We didn’t get that “extra something” from the experience, but what do we know?