Here’s a fresh musical about the King of Musicals, Cole Porter. Green and Strachan have cleverly put together most of Cole’s hit tunes with a narration which tells the story of his life, from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood– and, ultimately, back once again to Broadway.
Includes such Porter standards as “I Love Paris,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” A London success, this delightful new show may be done very simply on an almost bare stage.
Across the foyer of a crowded theatre, a handsome young man catches sight of the most expensive prostitute in town. When they meet, a mutual obsession is ignited – one that tears both their worlds apart. Set amidst the glittering splendours and miseries of 19th century Paris, Camille has scandalised and fascinated audiences and theatres, cinemas and opera houses for over a hundred and fifty years. Neil Bartlett’s new version returns to the original novel for its shockingly frank and emotional portrayal of a woman who can afford anything – except to fall in love.
A writer of light romances finds that his wife has run down his mistress with her car and killed her. The question now is how do they dispose of the body?
Something surprising is revealed throughout “Something To Hide”. A thriller in every sense of the word. Suspense mounts throughout and the unexpected develops to a pitch with contrived twists.
Waters of the Moon …… it is the day after Christmas and the dull routine of a modest and rather shabby Private Hotel is broken by the arrival of unexpected and rather exotic guests.
This play brings forward the effects of the over privileged on those who have lost or never tasted it – and provides moments that touches both tragedy and comedy.
The Actress takes us backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace and renew old battles.
The last show is always a very strange affair. It is like a party, a great buzz of excitement but then each actor will leave with laughter still ringing in their ear and a cheery wave. Then it stops. As you watch them walk down the street, they look terribly lonely. After all the applause and elation, they walk home alone. That is who actors are. The happiest saddest people you will ever meet.
Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, a number of frauds, fakes, and charlatans have come forward since to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them. Then a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum off the coast of Scotland. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.
Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s wife; Kevin, Dave’s agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.
Act II opens three weeks later for the disposal of Dave’s ashes. The atmosphere is tense and Kevin is wearing a controversial tie, but as more truths are revealed, even from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.