Following his multi award winning stage shows, Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012), master of illusion Derren Brown is back in London’s West End with his new show, Infamous.
Derren Brown: Infamous is the summer’s biggest and best kept secret as Derren does not want to give away any details of the show. However he did suggest that the production would “feel like something you can’t find anywhere else in theatre or entertainment” and the show is hotly tipped to be a “psychological roller-coaster based around audience participation.”
Derren returns to the Palace Theatre with Infamous, having performed at the landmark venue nine years ago in 2004 with his West End debut Derren Brown Live.
Infamous is Derren’s 6th solo show and promises to be a cut above the rest. The production, which tours the UK before arriving at the Palace Theatre, has already received a warm critical response.
Cast and Creative
Infamous is a one man show starring Derren Brown himself and was co written and directed by Derren’s long time collaboration partner and friend, Andy Nyman.
The show is co produced by Corrie McGuire, Michael Vine and Andrew O’Conner, Set Design is by Simon Higlett with Lighting by Tim Cascall, Sound by Colin Pink and Video Design by Duncan Maclean.
Show Lengths and Times
Infamous opens for previews on the 24th June 2013 and runs until the 17th August. Press night will on the Thursday the 27th June at 7pm.
Infamous runs Monday – Saturday evenings at 7.30pm (excluding the 27th June.) Running time is approximately 2 hours but this will be confirmed when the show opens in June.
Tickets for Infamous are now on sale.
Suitable for Children
Infamous is NOT suitable for children under the age of 12.
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Singin’ in the Rain has delighted critics and audiences since opening at the Palace Theatre in February 2012. Singing in the Rain tickets are now available until the 8th June 2013.
Directed by Jonathan Church and produced by Stage Entertainment UK, Singing in the Rain will be transferring to the West End stage following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2011. The show opened on 15th February 2012 and is currently taking bookings until 8th June 2013 when the show will close.
Adam Cooper plays the leading role of Lockwood. Cooper is a dancer and choreographer who created the role of the Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. He has also performed in numerous West End musicals such as Guys and Dolls and The Wizard of Oz. Playing the role of Kathy Seldon is Louise Bowden, who took over the role from Scarlett Strallen in February 2013. Jennifer Ellison plays the beautiful Lina Lamont and Stephane Annelli plays Lockwood’s sidekick, Cosmo Brown.
Show Length and Times
Singin’ In The Rain shows six evenings per week, from Monday to Saturday. On Monday to Saturday, performances start at 7.30pm. There are two matinees per week at 2:30pm, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The approximate running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute interval. Monday to Saturday evening performances finish at around 10:00pm, exiting the theatre at approximately 10:15pm. Matinees finish at around 5:30pm, and you can expect to leave the theatre by approximately 5:45pm. Singin’ In The Rain will close on the 8th June 2013 and will then tour the UK from December 2013.
Synopsis and Songs
Famous for the 1952 MGM movie version starring Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of Don Lockwood, silent movie star who has everything a person dreams of – fame, popularity and a romance with co-star Lina Lamont. With the on-going rumours of the possibility of sound being synchronized with picture which would surely revolutionise the movie industry and change everything, the silent stars, including Don, are nervous. When it is revealed that starlet, Lamont, has the voice akin to nails being scratched down a blackboard, Lockwood and his comedy sidekick, Cosmo, go in search of an alternative. On finding the beautiful yet snooty Kathy Selden, a chorus girl prone to jumping out of cakes with the voice of an angel, Lockwood tries to convince her to dub in for his co-star diva. Unfortunately both Lina and Kathy are stubborn, leading to Don being forced to work his Hollywood star charm. Although where Kathy is concerned, both her and Don get more than they bargained for as they embark upon a whirlwind romance.
MICHAEL COVNEY “The rain at the end of each act is tremendous, and anyone in the most expensive seats in the front few rows gets a marvellous soaking. But the highlight of Simon Higlett’s superb design and Tim Mitchell’s lighting is the irresistible explosion of pastel suits, flashing legs and Manhattan skyline in “Broadway Melody.”
LYN GARDNER “It is technically assured, hugely accomplished and is faithful to the movie yet sufficiently different as not to invite unflattering comparisons. The movie inserts, in which we see the vehicles for silent film stars Don Lockwood (Adam Cooper) and Lina Lamont (Katherine Kingsley) as they try to make the transition to the talkies, are particularly clever.”
If you can’t wait and want to see what the show is like right now, then why not check out the official trailer for the Chichester production below? The dazzling choreography, costumes and classic tunes can be seen.
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Priscilla Queen of the Desert opened at the Palace Theatre London in March 2009. Originally seen on stage in Sydney in October 2006, Priscilla was adapted for the stage from the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, by Stephan Elliott, who also helped with the book for the musical adaptation. The production closed on 31 December 2011.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert transported audiences down under to the Australian outback, where two drags queens and a transsexual hop onboard Priscilla the campervan to drive from Sydney to Alice Springs in the search for friendship and love, but they in fact find more than they were hoping for.
The musical features countless hit pop tunes and dance floor classics such as Go West, I Will Survive and Boogie Wonderland, and due to its outrageous costumes, fun spirit and hit songs, has become one of the most successful Australian musicals of all time.
The cast of the London production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert included Richard Grieve in the leading role of Tick. Grieve is an Australian actor who has performed both in the UK and Australia in many musicals and plays, and he played Sam Kratz in Neighbours and Dr Lachlan Frazer in Home & Away. Transsexual Bernadette was played by Don Gallagher. Gallagher has performed in many West End shows such as Les Miserables and The Producers. The final lead role of Adam (Felicia) was performed by Oliver Thornton. Thornton has played many big roles on the London stage such as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and Harrison in Chicago, and he was an original member of the London Priscilla cast. Other cast members included Ray Meagher as Bob and Charlotte Riby, Gemma O’Duffy, Lucinda Shaw and Amelia Cormack as the singing divas.
“What the show is really about is spectacle; which, thanks to Brian Thomson’s production design and the costumes of Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, is hurled across in bucketloads.” Michael Billington, the Guardian
“At the Palace Theatre, I’m delighted to report, an insanely euphoric and wildly contagious vulgarity prevails. It’s ten times more enjoyable than the screen version” Charles Spencer, the Daily Telegraph
“It’s slick, sassy and visually stunning, the latter due largely to Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner’s extravagant and colourful costumes. And the script, with puns aplenty and double entendres galore, is nothing short of outrageous. However, its delivery is such that it never comes across as offensive Lizzie Guilfoyle, indieLONDON
Want to see just what Priscilla was like? Then watch the London trailer below from the original cast which included Jason Donovan in the role of Tick. The bright colours, glitter and outrageous costumes can be seen and some of the songs used in the musical are performed such as I Will Survive.
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