Tag Archives: Thom Southerland

Live A Little! Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre

Saturday 21st January, 2017, matinée Going to see ‘Death Takes A Holiday’ at the Charing Cross Theatre was an easy decision – we couldn’t miss the chance to add another Maury Yeston musical to our collection.  Yeston is known for … Continue reading

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Grand Hotel at the Southwark Playhouse: somebody check us out of here

Saturday 1st August 2015, matinée Seeing Maury Yeston’s name on the advert for Grand Hotel, the latest production at the Southwark Playhouse, piqued our interest, even though in this case he was providing additional music and lyrics to supplement George … Continue reading

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Driving Mr Jacobowsky: Jerry Herman’s Grand Tour stops off at the Finborogh Theatre for its European Premier

Saturday 3rd January 2015, matinée The Grand Tour was a must-see for us – another Jerry Herman musical for our delectation, getting its European Premier no less, and a new venue, the Finborough, which seems to have gained a reputation … Continue reading

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It’s all in the execution: The Mikado holds court at the Charing Cross Theatre

Saturday 29th November 2014, matinée Ambitious, wordy and overblown would be our verdict.  We are, of course, talking about the publicity leaflet for Thom Southerland’s ‘radically reconceived’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’ at the Charing Cross Theatre.  We … Continue reading

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Maury Yeston’s Ship of Dreams: Titanic the Musical gets a refit at the Southwark Playhouse

Saturday 10th August 2013, matinée When we told people we were going to see a musical version of the Titanic story, the usual response was that it must be a parody in the style of ‘Springtime for Hitler’, as though … Continue reading

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A two-reel tragedy: Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel at the Southwark Playhouse

We have been devout Hermanites ever since attending a Jerry Herman gala in 2007 with the distinctly luxury casting of John Barrowman, Maria Friedman, Clarke Peters and Debbie Gravitte.  Since then we’ve clocked up ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ and ‘Hello Dolly’.  Would Mack and … Continue reading

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