A few miles from Number 4 Privet Drive approximately 1,400 muggles are stepping out into Shaftesbury Avenue at four forty five in the afternoon all wearing a pin on their upper garments.
Queen Prospera, the goddess behind her daughter’s coming of age ceremony, has caused a storm. The torrential weather washes up a group of men on the queens’ mysterious island, one of these fine young looking gentlemen, Romeo, will fall for her daughter, Miranda.
Fold Tim Burton’s script for Edward Scissorhands in four, cut around the edges and the paper doily you end up with is the synopsis for the contemporary dance version of the 1990 movie.
Before we take you through a colourful discussion between the connection between disability and Wicked the musical, which is currently touring the UK, allow us to tangle you up in a cyclone and guide you back to the black and white background behind the play’s history.
When it opened in 2011 ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’’ main draw was actor who was taking the role of Francis Henshall.
A young girl feels isolated from her mum and dad, there’s a group of men dressed in white cloaks covering their faces, acrobats performing at air pressuring heights, jugglers defying physics, clowns squirting water in the face of standard circus tomfoolery and a headless man sheltering under an umbrella.
The Beatles first record was called ‘Please Please Me’. ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ was written by The Rolling Stones, their self-titled album was commonly rn eferred to as ‘The White Album’…These facts about Paul, John, Ringo and George are shared via a quiz with the audience before ‘Let It Be’ commences, a recent west end play which doesn’t so much revolve around their concerts but recreates them.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has asked for the public help over the past few years finding roles for his most recent plays. There’s been television hunts for Maria in The Sound of Music, searches for a Dorothy to walk up the Yellow Brick Road and a quest to find a suitable person to wear an amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
One only has to look at the front pages of today's national newspapers to gauge the response to these the 14th Paralympic Games and last night's spectacular closing ceremony. The show proved to be huge a grand finale to a sensational summer, with both games being seen by most as the same, comparable celebration of sport... possibly for the first time.
An explosive opening to positively the biggest and most anticipated Paralympics ever. London sure wasn't shy to welcome the Games back to their spiritual home - honouring the fact throughout the ceremony itself with nostalgic videos, special guests and references to Dr Ludwig Guttman and Stoke Mandeville hospital throughout.